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April 15 , 2009

Good Fortune Sweet Journeys

A Novel of the Ozarks and Lake Superior


All should know that "good fortune, sweet journeys" is a long-standing Irish farewell of hope for the traveler. As Michael Forester's journey transects the decades, these simple words illuminate his efforts to reach out and grasp life with a steady hand.

This story tells of a man's indomitable spirit. Centered in the Ozark hills and later on the waters of Lake Superior, the tale encompasses the people, music, and intense determination of those vibrant lands.

Michael's love for his wife and an affair from his youth set the stage with a potent interweaving of passionate themes that trigger lasting effects as they bear influences well beyond the early years of their origin. Throughout, Michael battles evil from sources beyond his control. During his intense trials he brings an unstoppable do or die attitude to bear, accomplishing ends unfathomable to those who do not know him. You soon learn he is no stranger to determination, as Michael discovers his well of this heady brew deeper than he imagined.

Michael Forester, a rural teacher in his early fifties, solo paddles the waters of Lake Superior, the mightiest of the Great Lakes, ripe with sea-like dangers intensified by the influence of organized crime.

The finale is filled with excitement and revelation in the wilds of Missouri.

Jousting with a few more windmills before his years intercede bears fruit in ways unforeseen for this country teacher on more of a quest than a holiday.

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