Point of Direction

Point of Direction

by Rachel Weaver

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ISBN-13: 9781935439912
Publisher: Ig Publishing
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 828,323
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rachel Weaver holds an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University. Her work has been published in The Gettysburg Review and the Blue Mesa Review . She has also worked for the Forest Service in Alaska studying songbirds, raptors, and black and brown bears. Rachel currently lives in Colorado.

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Point of Direction 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I picked this book based on the cover. It looked like some place I'd like to be. Plus, I dig lighthouses. I can't tell you how many books I put down before the first chapter is over and they're never picked up again. This one I read through lunch and dinner, and even read some parts out loud to my husband who was irritated that I wasn't paying attention to him. Now he's reading it. It's that good.  
KristyMcCaffrey More than 1 year ago
Anna and Kyle decide to live at an isolated lighthouse north of Juneau, Alaska and it soon takes a toll on both of them, but in different ways. They've kept secrets from one another--painful wounds each is trying to heal on their own. Ms. Weaver's book perfectly captures the folly of youth and the ignorance that propels individuals into situations they're unprepared for. But it's in this messiness that the inward journey unfolds. You'll keep turning the pages to see how it all turns out. To give more of the plot would spoil it. And I couldn't keep the tears away at the end.
MERT99 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book. Author kept the reader interested throughout the book. Didn't leave it sitting long between reads. Originally chose it for my interest in lighthouses but it was a good and interesting book!
Livanlearn More than 1 year ago
Point Of Direction was an enjoyable story. There were parts of the book that seemed mysterious, to the point of making my heart pound in anticipation of what might happen next. I enjoyed this story and Rachel Weaver's writing. I do recommend it.
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Sandine More than 1 year ago
Once in awhile a great story comes along that I just can't wait to finish and then I'm sorry that it is over. Point of Direction was one of these books and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a human interest story woven with historical facts about Alaska. It had romance, mystery, action, drama and great writing.It is one of those books I will keep for a long time and read again and again. Some of the scenes of the Alaskan wilderness were amazing and I loved the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book… you can imagine the beauty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book for Rachael Weaver and she did a fabulous job.... Fantastic storyline, could not put the book down. Great read for all adults!!
Read-by-Glowlight More than 1 year ago
Rachel Weaver’s debut novel, Point of Direction, grabbed my attention right from the start and held it captive until the end. Protagonist Anna Richards’ emotional compass is spinning out of control after an unthinkable tragedy on an ice hiking trip upends her entire life. Seeking for a way to deal with it, she takes off, trekking solo on the ALCAN, a two-lane road through Canada toward Alaska. She is picked up by Kyle, an Alaskan commercial fisherman in a beat up blue truck, who takes her to the fictional town of Neely. Not long after, he reaches his own tipping point. The salmon aren’t running this year, and he’s got only $259 to show for his last trip out on the Pacific. Something’s got to give. He asks Anna to move with him to manage a lighthouse on the tiny remote island of Hiblar Rock, a six hour journey by boat from Juneau and three hours from Neely. No one has lived there in the past twenty years, and the last person who did mysteriously disappeared. Anna’s not so sure she wants to go. Weaver writes: “The water’s a thousand feet deep on either side, you know,” I say, leaning toward him, both elbows on the bar. Kyle’s eyes hold mine. I feel the momentum building in him, the first pull of a tidal wave, the first hint of motion already underway. “Come on, Anna, say you’ll do it.” The beer is cold in my hand, cold down the back of my throat. I hold his gaze, something gathering at the center of me. I think of water on all sides, of myself out there. Nowhere left to run. Once on the island alone, a new adventure begins. It takes extreme courage, determination, hard work, and brilliant planning just to survive. But more than that— much more—Anna and Kyle are on their own separate journeys to find direction in their lives. Both are keeping huge secrets from one another. These secrets hold them apart and bind them together, at the same time. I won’t spoil the surprises or plot twists. But I will say that Rachel Weaver’s unique voice is as much a pleasure to read as the story itself. For example: “It was like adding flour to cake batter, my life to his. A certain dissolving, thickening, inseparability.” Rachel Weaver holds a MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University. She worked for the Forest Service in Alaska, studying songbirds, raptors, brown and black bears. Her firsthand knowledge of Alaska provides authentic and rich detail throughout the novel. If you’re looking for a compelling read, this one will not disappoint. One caveat for sensitive readers is the use of the occasional swear words in dialogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down