The two novels are diverse, each has a riveting and powerful story line. Running In Walking Out is a novel of the human experience and the redemption one seeks. In stark contrast, The Unusual Man is the bridging of the two lives separated by a century.
Running In, Walking Out
Running In, Walking Out weaves the tale of John Redwine, a Vietnam veteran, seeking answers to lifelong questions--answers he hopes will bring him peace. Sara Andersen, her kindness, grace and the flowers she grows bring joy to all who know her. Preston Johnson, the blues--his passion, his regret, his life. Duane "Wire" Thomley, trouble has captured his life. Perhaps Portland, Oregon, will be his release
The Unusual Man
Andrew Densmore, a Boston bred self-important gentleman, authored The Unusual Man in 1915. He was a man tormented by the death of his younger brother, the memory of his abusive father and financial desperation. He expected the book to be his passport into literary fame and fortune. It didn't work out as he had planned. One hundred years later, a worn copy of The Unusual Man makes its way to Tucson, Arizona and into the hands of Austin Brewer. Life for Brewer is controlled by OCD and a deep desire to be left alone. Densmore' book, along with housekeeper Lupita, Victor Frankl and twelve-year-old Bobby Prescott become instrumental in the redemption of the reclusive Brewer. A writer writes to bridge the gap between humans, sometimes it takes a century to accomplish.