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Recovery: A Gold Family Story [Kindle Edition]

Michael Baron
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

As November chill settles on the town of Oldham, CT, the world has shifted under the feet of Corrina and her teenaged stepson Ryan. Contending with tradition when nothing is the way it used to be is a challenge for the steadiest of relationships – and no one would ever define Corrina and Ryan’s relationship that way. But tradition is still staring them in the face, and they’re going to have to deal with it whether they want to or not. On a day when Ryan is too vulnerable to fight, he agrees to spend some time with his stepmother. Will it be the first stage in their recovery, or a final passage together before they go their separate ways forever?

In the first of four novelettes about the Golds – who we first met in Leaves – Michael Baron further explores the nuances, complexities, and unique comforts of family and shows that “nothing will be the same” has a multitude of connotations.


Product Details

  • File Size: 627 KB
  • Print Length: 66 pages
  • Publisher: Story Plant, The (November 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E79005K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,371 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Catch-up Time With some of the Golds January 29, 2014
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Having read Michael's book "Leaves" this book is a short story centering around Corrina and her teenaged stepson Ryan. As November chill settles on the town of Oldham, CT, the world has shifted under the feet of Corrina and Ryan. Contending with life when nothing is the way it used to be is a challenge for the steadiest of relationships and no one would ever define Corrina and Ryan’s relationship as steady. But everyday life is still staring them in the face, and they’re going to have to deal with it whether they want to or not.

They are both trying to recover from the death of their husband and father. It is a stressful time for them both. Corrina trys to reach Ryan, but he refuses to spend much time communicating with her.

On a day when Ryan isn't feeling well, he agrees to spend some time with his stepmother Corrina. Will it be the first stage in their recovery, or a final passage together before they go their separate ways forever? It had an abrupt kind of an ending, but with another novel in the series coming out sometime later, we will be hearing more about them and how their relationship unfolds, at least I hope so.

This is the first of four novelettes about the Golds, who we first met in "Leaves". In this story he further explored the nuances, complexities, and unique comforts of family and shows that nothing will ever be the same.

This novelette is part of my Kindle library and I enjoyed it enough to award it 3 gold stars. It was nice visiting two of the Gold family again.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not one of my favorites January 28, 2014
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I have read 8 of his books, but this one just didn't take hold for me. I could walk away from it for days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Longing For More January 17, 2014
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Michael Baron has a way of pulling me into his stories that make me long for his next book. I enjoyed this short story, but I was left longing for more. Can't wait to read the next one.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too short January 16, 2014
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As soon as the characters developed, I was reading 'the credits'. I would like to read more about their 'recovery'.
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I grew up in the New York area and I've lived there my entire life. I worked in retail and taught high school English before I got my first book contract. I have gotten several additional book contracts since then, which is fortunate because I didn't have the patience to work in retail and, while I quite enjoyed teaching, my approach was a bit too unconventional for most school systems. One school administrator told me that, "there are more important things than being a dynamic teacher." Since I couldn't name any of those things (at least in the context of school), I figured I didn't have a long-term future in the profession. Hence, I became a writer, where I believe people appreciate a certain level of dynamism.


Though I started with nonfiction, I have always loved fiction and I have always wanted to write it. I've always had a particular affection for love stories. In fact, the very first book-length thing I ever wrote, when I was thirteen, was a love story. Mind you, it was the kind of love story that a thirteen-year-old boy would write, but it was a love story nonetheless. I have a deep passion for writing about relationships - family relationships, working relationships, friendships, and, of course, romantic relationships - and I can only truly explore this by writing fiction. These novels have given me a way to voice the millions of things running through my head.


My wife and kids are the center of my life. My wife is the inspiration for all of my love stories and my children enthrall me, challenge me, and keep me moving. One of the primary reasons I wrote my first novel, WHEN YOU WENT AWAY was that I wanted to write about being a father. Aside from my family, I have a few other burning passions. I'm a pop culture junkie with an especially strong interest in music, I love fine food (and any restaurant shaped like a hot dog), and I read far too many sports blogs for my own good.


You might have noticed that I haven't published a photo of myself. This isn't because I'm involved in the Witness Protection program or because I have an innate fear of cameras. It's because Michael Baron is a pseudonym. I'm writing these novels "undercover" because they're not entirely compatible with the nonfiction books I write and I didn't want to confuse readers. We're all different people sometimes, right? I just decided to give my alter ego another name.


My fourth novel, SPINNING, has just come out. It's a love story, too. Naturally.

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