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| “Falling Water: Stories & Poetry” takes a incisive, penetrating look at life and that offers an insightful look at the realities we all face- the highs and the lows, hope, happiness, joy and the inevitable grief and suffering that must accompany the good.
Most of the stories and poems in this were compiled from handwritten notes in journals I’ve been keeping for several years. The title story, “The Waterfall”, is a powerful study of loss, acceptance, and growth. In “Butterflies”, a young boy learns a lesson about acceptance and appreciation of what he has been given. “The Lighthouse” is a moving tale that’s as close to poetry as prose and offers a beautifully upbeat ending. “Grandma Brown” is a nostalgic and emotionally moving tale of familial love. “A Boy and His Dog” tells the story of a young boy learning to accept that nothing is ever truly lost. “Waiting” is an incredibly powerful and moving tale of a man’s love and acceptance in the face of the finality of dying. “The Source” is a classic short horror story. “And When I Got Home” features a young man finding his own path to spiritual enlightenment. A short collection of poems range from the unusual to the more traditional and beautiful. And “Wisteria” is a moving story of a man visiting his now abandoned childhood home and realizing that nothing ever truly dies.
The poems were compiled especially for this book from handwritten journals I’ve kept over the years. They balance the stories and lend a greater understanding and appreciation of life in all its complexity. These are tales of love, and loss, hope, strength, acceptance and the courage to carry on in the face of adversity. There is sadness in these vignettes, but also hope in the redeeming goodness of life. I think there’s something here for every taste and hope that all who listens to these words will find meaning in them!
This book consistently ranks in the top 100 Best Seller (in the top 50, actually) in these categories:
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And is among the top ten best rated books in those categories.Available at your favorite online book retailers, including Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and
Apple iTunes, and in some Public Libraries!
Print edition: buy direct from Author for less than retail price! Also available at CreateSpace, Amazon. Or order offline through Barnes & Noble retail book stores.The videos below are illustrated excerpts from the Audiobook recorded by the fantastic narrator Charles Kahlenberg! Here samples below. Available at Audible.com, Amazon, and Apple iTunes!
5 of 5 Stars!I don’t want this to end!
By1D82 Manyon April 10, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a wonderful collection of short stories. I’m almost halfway through and haven’t found one that I don’t like. The one with the 2 guys camping is just beautiful. Very moving.
I’m actually reading this as slowly as I can because I don’t want it to end! I feel as though each tale should be savored and thought about.
The writing style is excellent with such depth and intensity that the stories, although short, feel as though they are full length. The description involved is fabulous. This is a really good read and the length of the tales make them perfect for lunch times or coffee breaks.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Variety
5.0 out of 5 stars Falling Water: Stories & Poetry
By Thomas Baker TOP 1000 REVIEWER
My favorite story in the book is “Waterfall”. It is about loss and hope, about strength, courage and resilience, about carrying on and about letting go. It has a cultural reference to the theme song from the movie “Deliverance”. It’s an amazing “banjo vs guitar duel” that is so good that an old man gets up and starts dancing. Yet be warned, “Deliverance” is not a movie for the fainthearted. Nor is this story. It teaches about tolerance and makes a clear case, implicitly, for knowledge. It doesn’t matter whether it’s AIDS or Ebola or any other malady that afflicts humans. We must always seek enlightenment and tolerance by informing ourselves. What brings all this together, symbolically, is a waterfall. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Thomas Jerome Baker
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Well Crafted and Engaging
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable collection of stories and poems
Falling water = tender emotions and solid story telling