Struck by lightning on her annual birthday hike to a favorite mountain meadow in Colorado, 80-year-old Clara Norwood closes her eyes, expecting to die. Instead, she wakes up on an Elirian spaceship. When she is returned to Earth, however, Clara realizes that the Elirians did more than simply heal her injuries. They also reversed all the ravages of aging, and she is once again a beautiful young woman.
At first Clara rejoices in her newfound strength and energy, but before long her 80-year-old spirit begins to feel at odds with her youthful body. She is uncomfortable with the all the electronic gadgets of the 21st century and dreads the prospect of outliving her friends and family. She is also mystified by the unexpected attention she receives from men who are younger than her own adult children -- and completely unprepared for the new realities of modern dating and romance.
Faced with the prospect of living her life all over again in another era, Clara wonders if the Elirians would be able to return her to her old body -- and what her choice would be if they could...
|Publisher:||Barking Rain Press|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||8 MB|
About the Author
Although her career has been focused on body language, she has loved and told stories all her life. In 2007 she began to write her stories. Her first novel, Leaves in Her Hair, was published in 2009. Heather is currently working on her next novel, The Purest Gold.
She is presently semi-retired from a long career of teaching dance and yoga and practicing Rolfing. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, and enjoys writing, dancing, hiking in the high country, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Find out more about Heather Starstong on her website, www.HeatherStarsong.com, Facebook page, LinkedIn page, or on Twitter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is simply amazing and it should be read by everybody. I can't put it any plainer than that! We start of with Clara, an old lady in her garden, feeling all the aches and pains of being over 80-years-old. Then she starts to tell a story, which will quickly enfold you and have you completely entranced, hanging onto every word. She has a tale to tell and she won't finish until she has. This book raises some important issues, gives you questions, also gives you answers that I personally would love to be true, and makes you ponder. All of this is a good thing as far as I am concerned. I loved how she wasn't comfortable with her 'old-fashioned' values, inside the body of a younger woman. I thought Zachary was a jerk, and refused to admit that I was the same generation as him! I adored Lenny and his eyebrows. I will not give out anymore to do with the story, except to say that this book blindsided me. I honestly thought I'd just be getting a 'normal, run-of-the-mill' science fiction. What I got was a biographical account, a fascinating story that tore at my heartstrings and emotions. I loved every moment reading this and certainly didn't want it to end, especially not once it became clear what would happen at the end. A fascinating concept, executed with perfection, and definitely one to keep. Absolutely recommended. (ps, don't forget the kleenex) Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Transformation, a metamorphosis that reaches beyond the natural order of things, excites the imagination and puts into focus the wonder and beauty of that natural order - the deep pool of existence that exceeds our vision. Dreams carry us to new places and new possibilities which expand our thinking and challenge our expectations. Never Again, by Heather Starsong, gives voice to these fundamental mysteries of human life with all its faults, anxieties, and exultations.