Beyond Ice: A Novel

Beyond Ice: A Novel

by Helene Levey Zemel


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In the midst of preparing her students for the school's annual musical production, Julie Miller, a respected high school music teacher, is stricken with a life-threatening illness.

As she and her family try to cope with the heart-wrenching news, Julie begins searching for answers to better understand her illness and the uncertainty of her future.

While seeking out support from an online internet forum, Julie hears about a medical conference being given by the brilliant but reclusive Dr. Martin Singh, whose desperate search for a method to prolong human life has become all-consuming after the death of his beloved wife.

Could this meeting with Dr. Singh be the answer to Julie's prayers? Or the beginning of a horrific nightmare?

Beyond Ice offers a glimpse into a future filled with possibilities: cures for some of our most life-threatening diseases; hope for continued understanding and empathy for the afflicted and their families; and recognition of the delicate responsibility associated with scientific, technological, and medical advances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523308491
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

After spending most of her childhood and young adulthood studying for a career as a concert pianist, Helene Levey Zemel received a BA in music from Hofstra University, an MA in musicology from Queens College, and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

Ms. Zemel has performed in numerous recitals, spent many years teaching piano, and held various positions in business, including accounting, marketing, and insurance sales.

A Long Island native, Ms. Zemel chose to raise her family there-in fact, the opening beach scene of her debut novel, Beyond Ice, was inspired by her childhood experiences on the island.

In March of 2015, after the death of her husband, Ms. Zemel retired to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Beyond Ice a fast paced and thought provoking novel. As technology advances, what moral issues do we face? Readers will sympathize with Julie Miller and her family as they confront a life-threatening illness. I enjoyed the excellent character development and realistic dialogue. Although futuristic, the author paints a view of the future as it could conceivably happen. Along the way, the reader will discover some unusual but true facts.