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Lukas Yoder struggles to become the novelist he envisions himself to be. He's superstitious and down to earth. After four misses, his fifth novel is a hit. He and his editor have faith in each other. When a corporate takeover transpires, Yoder jumps ship with his editor. The editor struggles to get Yoder's last novel published, and that of her husband. A critic enters the scene who has his own agenda, and challenges the works of Lukas Yoder. A tragedy strikes his community, and instead of being his last novel...he pursues the truth--and another novel is now in progress. A story rich in life, death, love, and truth. A reader helps Yoder solve the mystery that is destroying their community.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Life of a profession:    -   writer Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   conduct in war Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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