A story about life, though perhaps not the one you would choose to live.
inspired by the characters from the Harry Chapin song of the same name, 'A Better Place To Be’ is a story of love, loss, and the ability to overcome the worst that life can throw at someone and come out the other side.
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About the Author
His newest novel is A Better Place To Be: based on the Harry Chapin song of the same name. Not his usual genre, this is a story of family life, love, loss and facing to the worst life can throw at you and still be standing.
In 2008, David formally became an independently published writer and published 'Angels In Mourning', his 'homage' to the old time private detective books of the 50's and the 60's, which he used to sneak them from his parents' night tables and read them as a young boy. Angels is a contemporary take on the old-style noir detective. 'Angels In Mourning' won the 'Book of the Month Reader's Choice Award.
'Born to Magic', the first book of David's sci-fi fantasy series, Tales Of Nevaeh, was an Amazon International best seller and is now available as a free eBook download. All three books have reached into the Amazon Top 100 best seller rankings in several categories including Young Adult.
David's fantasy, Queen Of Knights, was a #2 best seller on the Amazon bestseller lists for historical fantasy and medieval fantasy, and his sci-fi paranormal, Infinity's Doorway, has received wide acclaim.
He wrote the Medical Thriller, The Whistleblower's Daughter, with Terese Ramin. The idea for this Medical Legal Thriller came shortly after the death of a close friend. David said, "I couldn't help but wonder about the medication...."
His suspense thrillers are The Hyte Maneuver, (a Literary guild alternate selection); The Sokova Convention; and, The Morrisy Manifest. Down will Come Baby, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, and Out Of The Shadows, are mystery suspense novels.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We are proud to announce that A BETTER PLACE TO BE: Based on the Harry Chapin Song by David Wind is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
Wow. That word just comes to mind over and over, in regards to this book, along with the phrase, heart-wrenching. It’s good though - incredibly, in a makes-you-feel-things-and-think-things brilliantly good. Upon first meeting John, he’s likable enough. He soon turns out to be sweet and the reader would have to be dead to not feel his love for Claire - and it is mutual. So the two of them have this great, comfortable thing…until tragedy strikes. Then the reader is treated to a gut-wrenching, realistic, accurate view of what happens all too often to too many people. I doubt there’s a person alive who cannot relate to this… Still, Wind puts it all so simply and so realistically, it’s like nothing i’ve ever read or am likely to read again. Not only does he repeatedly rip out my heart and stomp all over it - and I like it somehow, so apparently I’m some kind of sadist - but he perfectly portrays a good - better than average actually- man turning into completely something different, as a result of the bulls--- that life has thrown at him. It’s fascinating to see someone on a downward spiral with such detail and realism and it made me think… you just never know what people have been through, in order to end up what/who/where they are. It prompted thinking about other things as well, annoying, hot-button issues like the medical care situation in America - but that’s a conversation for somewhere else. Portrayal of John trying to crawl his way back into being a contributing member of society, and before that, even working to figure out whether that’s what he wanted, seems accurate. The help he receives from a brilliant doctor and even the rulings from a fair judge instill thoughts of something like, ‘This is how it should be in a perfect world… rehabilitating people, not just locking them up, necessarily.’ Point is, if you want a book that’s real and will make you think, this is the one. If you don’t want to think but like a book that’ll give you all the feels, this is also the one. It’s well detailed with perfect continuity. I’ve now read several very different genres in Wind’s voice and all are amazing; he has this rare, raw talent, to write anything, I think And did I mention it’s based on a song? ‘A Better Place to Be’ by Harry Chapin, a song that’ll never be the same for me. It seems completely natural as if the book IS the song and the song IS the book. Brilliantly perfect. ALL the stars. All of them. Wow.