The Long Road Home

by Stephen Pearsall



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/20/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781490784908
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781490784892

About the Book

Ithaca is Stephen Pearsall’s third novel in the Norquist trilogy and portrays with insight and sensitivity Kyle Norquist’s journey from childhood to his election as a US Senator. It is the story of war and adventure, intense relationships and perfect love, greed, malice and murder. The beginning of handgun proliferation in the United States and the world’s appetite for weapons becomes a center-focus for two Senators who met on the Stanford University campus. One became the principal proponent of handgun regulation, and the other exposed a conspiracy to illegally ship weapons to nefarious foreign clients. The story argues that we can never entirely fathom another person’s deepest thoughts, not our family’s nor our friends’ and that a father and son’s relationship may be the most challenging. The conclusion gathers characters from the three novels and examines their philosophies and reveals their surprising judgements on their own life and that of their family.

About the Author

Reading is a passion—almost anything that offers fresh thought. Writing follows reading. My first book, a memoir, covered my early years and I wrote it when dared by my family. It was a series of essays, written in the first person, and the mission of writing it gave me unexpected pleasure. I then turned to writing novels—a more difficult task. What followed were three books portraying a wide variety of people who make mistakes in their lives, accept challenges, and are capable of fierce love and exhibiting the courage to fight for what they deem to be right. There are segments in each book that capture real and significant events in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. Writing the trilogy gave me more pleasure. I wish I had begun writing as a young man.