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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

Woodland Friends

September 30, 2018 The chipmunks and I are developing a very special...Read More...

Memories out of Season

The Post #MeToo Generation

October 6, 2018 Girl cousins. You can see it in their faces. A not-yet...Read More...

Notes on Writing and Reading

Sunday afternoon reading to rain

October 25, 2015 Lazy afternoon, sprawled on my bed with book and window open, listening to the...Read More...

A Northman's Reveries

To a Friend Dying

August 22, 2018 I received your email, and for the past two days I've been...Read More...

WordFest News

May WordFest combines myth, whimsy, ale and food

May WordFest combines myth, whimsy, ale and food Next Tuesday, May 14, WordFest dives into folklore and food, beginning at 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview. Stevan...Read More

Latest Book Review

Circe

Greek mythology for the #MeToo moment  - You probably remember in The Odyssey that Circe was the sorceress who turned Odysseus’ men into pigs. Hearing Circe’s side of...Read More...

Book Chat Update

May 2019 - A chat with Mary Lyons

May 2019 - A chat with Mary Lyons Book Chat host Alan Rose talks with poet & memoirist Mary Lyons about writing memoirs.