LIFE’S SHORT WHEN COMPARED TO ETERNITY, BUT ETERNITY IS ONLY WORTH IT BECAUSE OF LIFE.
Clive Kinsella lived a good life. He had a family who loved him and he was never without a job, a place to live, or a warm meal. But Clive died unfulfilled. Despite all his gifts he could only see what he didn’t have. He never wrote for a big newspaper in a big city. He never traveled the world. In fact, he never got out of his small Southern town. And … he never faced the ghosts that haunted him.
At his own funeral Clive meets Pachu, his grandfather who had died years before, and with Pachu he begins a journey through his life where he has to finally face his greatest regrets and agonies. But, if Clive can’t overcome his regrets he’ll be forced to wander the place between Heaven and Earth. Each day Clive revisits events in life in a sort of spiritual recording, the same events that took him from being an optimistic young man to a curmudgeon. For every day he overcomes he gets to visit a place on earth he never saw before, and the reader is taken to places like Half Dome in Yosemite and Venice, where Pachu and Clive discuss existence and the meaning of life.
After his eight days Clive takes on one final challenge of life in a climb to the top of a mountain above an enchanted valley, where the gate to eternity awaits. In Heaven Clive meets loved ones who had gone before him, and the events of his life come together to make him the man he’ll be for eternity.
|Publisher:||Pen Name Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Thompson lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with his family. His writing can be read in regional magazines like Georgia Backroads and Southern Writers Magazine. Other writings can be read at GrandCentralReview.com, where Thompson is a founding editor. He is the winner of the Great American Novel contest in literature for 2010, and was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year, first novel.
His next novel, Eight Days is now available. This novel of life, family, and purpose follows Clive Kinsella, a man who dies, but before he can continue to Heaven, he must face his life's greatest regrets and fears. If he doesn't successfully navigate this reckoning he'll be trapped in the in-between as a ghost.
Learn more at AuthorScottThompson.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was constantly reminded of situations in my own life and struggles I have faced and am facing today. This book is written from the heart and you can feel it all the way through. I would recommend this book to anyone at any age. It is a great story of life and its stages as view by your as an outsider along the way. Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant.