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A View From The Side Of The Road

by L E Barrett  US United States

December 16, 2013   |    651 reads    |   0 comments

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Book Image Did Not Load!‘A View from the Side of the Road’ (420 pages) is a collection of thirteen uniquely crafted short stories. Each story deals with original subject material and each story provides the reader with a different perspective on the human condition. Stories are poignant, intriguing, funny or mysterious, but always in the realm of what would be considered a good read. Inside this collection you will find unforgettable characters and events such as; an aged playwright who wants to solve a murder, a lonely Belfast woman searching for a new life, a great American author (Edna St. Vincent Millay) in her teens, Hallowell's local ghost pirate seeking salvation, A transformational clown involved in a love story, a feud between a rural mailman and the new guy in town, a revenge filled dentist with a broken heart and much more. Each story a well constructed tale designed to entertain, amuse, and move you in some small way. Lastly I perceive myself as a Maine writer so I believe if you are from Maine or New England you may get a little extra enjoyment out of the subjects, environment and the characters but many of the stories have a universal theme that can be enjoyed and understood by readers around the world.
 

About The Author

The road began for me in Hallowell, Maine. It has taken me several times around the world. I grew up in a remarkably small Maine city on a river, at a young age I became a Marine in Vietnam, I eventually had both a military and government career, I fathered three sons, received a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a Masters Degree from the University of Maine in Orono, ME. All along the road, I wrote, I thought, and I wrote some more. So that before my days drain away, I will have said what I came here to say. My work can be seen here and at LEBarrett.com, I... more

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