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“I’ve often wondered, did anything happen to you at that camp?” his mother asked. “You came back…different.”
Four young people are flying to Tokyo. Each is on a personal quest. Chris is looking for love. Sally is searching for an identity (preferably someone else's.) Jason is seeking a God in whom he doesn't believe. Delia is out to reform the world.
Something horrific happened seventy years ago in the Hargraves House, and in her dying moments, Emily Hargraves realizes that she will be leaving "a terrible legacy."

Foxglove Moments

Still Waters

      I come into the peace of wild things, I come into the presence of...Read More...

Memories out of Season

Coming into the Heartland

  I came to Lower Columbia Community Action Program in 1999 as the new...Read More...

A Writer's Journal

Why We Write: Samuel Johnson

      “No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.”              Samuel...Read More...

A Northman's Reveries

Early morning thoughts of Donald (“Don”) Trump in a parallel universe

    Another day starting, and glad he was still here to see it, though some...Read More...

WordFest News

December WordFest hosts first-ever 'Book Pitch' for local authors to sell & sign their works

December WordFest hosts first-ever 'Book Pitch' for local authors to sell & sign their works WordFest invites local authors to pitch and sell their books at the next event on Tuesday, December 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway...Read More

Latest Book Review

Hawking

Graphic novels: A different reading experience I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to read a graphic novel. Maybe they seemed too comic book-ish and juvenile. This...Read More...

Book Chat Update

October 2019 - A chat with Jill Kelly

October 2019 - A chat with Jill Kelly Portland editor and novelist Jill Kelly talks with Book Chat host Alan Rose about the ins, outs and in-betweens of editing books for...Read More