Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2019

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2019 33 Leave of Absence By Matthew Hale (Wake Forest) 2019 300 pages "L eave of Absence" is the compelling, romantic story of Lauren Richards, a young government accountant whose safe, orderly, YRJYP½PPMRKPMJIMW unexpectedly diverted onto a new path of self-realization. After surviving a random act of violence, Lauren must abandon her familiar world to stay ahead of her attacker, who is still at large. To complicate matters, the media is trying to penetrate law enforcement's news blackout and reveal the identity of "the unnamed victim" (Lauren), which would put her in greater danger. An unlikely mentor escorts Lauren into strange new territory, where she learns to rely on her own character and her professional training to help solve others' problems. Using spot-on characterizations and snappy dialogue, the author breathes life into a motley supporting cast, including a maintenance supervisor running a billing scam right under his employer's nose. Each random encounter with these "unwitting messengers of God" and a couple of humble heroes helps Lauren toward a better understanding of her true purpose. Said one reviewer : "Gripping story. 8LI½VWXTEVEKVETL captured my attention and held me to the story through the entire novel." Yard of the Month By Robert Poole (Wake Forest) Amazon Digital, 2018 259 pages I n his debut novel, Robert Poole tells the story of professionals around North Carolina's booming Research Triangle Park suddenly vanishing without EXVEGIFEJ¾MRKTSPMGI A newspaper reporter and his detective friend from childhood eventually uncover the shocking truth in a tale of insanity, obsession, and murder. "Yard of the Month" stretches from the distant killing ½IPHWSJ+IXX]WFYVK all the way to the blistering sands of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Said one reviewer : "What a pleasure to read Robert Poole's debut novel! Encompassing Civil War history, North Carolina landmarks, and current social issues, this novel manages to connect today's issues with a study of the past seamlessly. Readers will recognize themes in the news today as they explore the concept that the past is always with us." 20 Minutes from Home By Bob Ringham (Franklinton) 2016 82 pages F or more than a decade, former Chicago Sun-Times photographer Bob Ringham helped care for his wife, Peg, as her health declined because of Lewy body dementia, whose symptoms include hallucinations and tremors. This is their story. " '20 Minutes from Home' is a simultaneously heart- warming and heart- wrenching must-read for anyone currently experiencing a life- altering circumstance," writes one reviewer. "Bob Ringham is on such a journey with his beautiful wife, Peg, who suffers dementia. Of necessity, Bob's world has become more circumscribed than he could ever have imagined. Adding caretaker to the many roles he's played during his lifetime — son, brother, Marine vet, award-winning photojournalist, husband, father, and friend — Ringham beautifully captures on camera and with spare words what it also means to be human." Enough Already! Yes, You Are By Elizabeth Trinkaus (Chapel Hill) Balboa Press, 2018 128 pages T his work seeks to inspire you to wake up to your truest self by crushing the myth that your enough-ness resides somewhere "out there." The author offers real-life solutions for you to get who you really are — separate from what you have and do — and provides step-by-step tools to help you live in the powerful present. Best of all: Enough Already! seeks to have you living with more joy and satisfaction and with more creativity and inspiration for all those important dreams. Continued on Next Page kk Don't forget these reads — all penned by authors with North Carolina roots Books for the Beach KURE BEACH, N.C. / COURTESY OF VISITNC.COM

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