Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Blog Tour - Wind River



This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Wind River

(Bethany House July 1, 2008)

by

Tom Morrisey

ABOUT THE BOOK:

You Can't Outrun the Sins of Your Past

Desperate to forget what happened to him in Iraq, Tyler Perkins flees to the emptiness of Wyoming. He's here to escape and also to fulfill a long-ago promise by accompanying his 86-year-old friend Soren Andeman on a fly-fishing trip--once more for old times' sake. But their trek to an idyllic trout lake soon becomes something more deeply harrowing--a journey that uncovers long-held lies, deadly crimes, and the buried secrets of the past. Ty barely has time to contemplate the question of what constitutes justice when nature unleashes her own revenge. Trapped in a race back to safety, he must face his own guilt-ridden past or risk being consumed.

Powerfully imagined by the acclaimed author of In High Places, Wind River is an engaging wilderness adventure that explores the power of confession, the beauty of forgiveness, and the freedom of truth unveiled.

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tom Morrisey is a mountaineer, aviator, shipwreck diver, and explorer, who holds a Full Cave certification from the National Speleological Society - Cave Diving Section.

He has launched, edited or contributed to numerous national publications and is an award-winning adventure-travel writer. A popular speaker, he is also active in both evangelism and the arts. Morrisey earned an MFA in creative writing from Bowling Green State University, and his fiction has been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines.

His first novel, Yucatan Deep (Zondervan, 2002) was a finalist for the Christy award, and he is the author of four other novels: In High Places (Bethany House Publishers, 2007), Dark Fathom (Zondervan, 2005), Deep Blue, (Zondervan 2004), and Turn Four (Zondervan 2004). In addition Tom has also written two nonfiction books: 20 American Peaks & Crags (Contemporary Books, 1978) and Wild by Nature (Baker Books, 2001). He and his family live in Orlando, Florida.

MY COMMENTS:
When I started this book, I feared it was going to be too "outdoorsy" for me with its details of fly-fishing and lures. But I was quickly caught up in the sweet relationship between Ty and Soren. During their final trek together, Ty takes seriously his responsibility to protect his octogenarian friend from physical risks, but he quickly learns on a rainy night that Soren has more wits about him than his advancing dementia would indicate. Ty's baggage, meanwhile, is comprised of far more than the physical packs containing their tent and food for the trip. As he attempts to work through his past, he seeks Soren's wisdom, just as he learned from him the art of fishing as a boy. At the same time, Soren is just as determined to protect Ty from his own secrets, secrets that have the potential to do more harm than the elements of nature they face.

It's a shame that Father's Day has already passed, as this would be a great book for a man in your life. However, this book's appeal goes beyond gender lines and has much to teach about truth and forgiveness as well as commitment and the value of the oldest among us.

Happy Reading!

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1 comment:

amydeanne said...

sounds like a good book!