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Welcome to Home Grown Books, a unique bookstore created by authors. Home Grown Books is dedicated to showcasing self-published authors. We offer readers a rare opportunity to discover new talent and to read books not found in traditional bookstores. We also provide a venue for authors to get their self-published books into the hands of the public. All the authors and artists are from or have connections to the Ozarks and represent a wide variety of genres.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Arrival for March

A Tale of Three Journeys
Rich Eskew

Author: Rich Eskew, originally from Texas, was raised in Missouri, re-settled in Alaska. He is a world traveler, living and working overseas for fifteen years. Rich and his wife, Gloria, currently reside in Springfield, Missouri.

 A real modern-day adventurer, Rich has survived in the Alaska wilderness, tread in the footsteps of Marco Polo over the Silk Road, and traveled from the Himalaya’s to the Rub al Khali.  He has taken a page from Hemmingway’s, The Sun Also Rises, and ran with the bulls in Pamplona.  

Rich wrote his first piece of poetry at the tender age of ten:  A Whisker’s Luck. His most recent endeavors include:  An anthology of poems on the Civil War, Walk With Me, a three-volume collection of poems celebrating the Gold Rush Era in Alaska and the Yukon, Memories From the Muck, and his first venture into the genre of Cowboy poetry, The Devil’s Riddle. In 2012, he published his first novel, A Tale of Three Journeys.

Book: A Tale of Three Journeys looks into the soul of three characters, and places you in their shoes.  Any one of the three journeys could have been your journey.

Three characters, from St. Louis, Chicago, and Scotland, are controlled by what the fates dictate. The time is set in the late 1800’s, but it could just as easily be today. 

·   Thomas Meeker, born in poverty and cared for by loving souls, confronts despair and moves on, ever westward to a destiny which challenges his strength as well as his soul.
·    Frederick Wagner is born into a life of mean and hate. He is nurtured in a world without a conscience; where rewards are earned through deception, pain and cruelty.
·    Seamus McGregor’s world begins on the fringes of aristocracy and slides ever-perceptively to the realities of life.  A complete life is given to do the right thing, but ends tragically, alone and without merit.

The tale culminates in Dawson City in the Yukon, where the three characters come together for one brief, fatal encounter. The Tale asks the question:  Which of these three, completing their pilgrimage, is the strong, the brave, the sane? A Tale of Three Journeys is available at amazon.com.

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