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A Good Place (Westport) Paperback – November 12, 2007
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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Flap Copy To see the actual covers, visit http://awayfaringstranger.blogspot.com/ Front: The Wayfaring Stranger A Journey to Louisiana A Novel by Curt Iles Author of Stories from the Creekbank Stories Back: There is no way their lives could have been more different . . . Joseph Moore, a stowaway from Ireland, is searching for freedom and peace on his journey to America. Eliza Clark, living in the No Man's Land of Western Louisiana, has deep roots and a rich life among her beloved piney woods.The Wayfaring Stranger is the story of how their lives intersect in the pioneer wilderness of mid-nineteenth century Louisiana. This is a riveting tale that will grab you from the opening scene to the dramatic ending. It's all about the journey and who we become while walking it. Curt Iles has proven himself as a master storyteller in his previous five books. With this first venture into fiction, he weaves a story that will inspire and entertain readers everywhere. A riveting account of a tragic period in Irish history when thousands left our country for foreign shores a fascinating read from cover to cover. -Westport (Ireland) Historical Society (Author Picture) The Wayfaring Stranger is the sixth book by author Curt Iles. He and his wife DeDe live in Dry Creek, Louisiana. To find out more about his writing and speaking, visit www.creekbank.net
About the Author
Curt Iles lives in his hometown of Dry Creek, Louisiana. He and his wife of twenty-eight n years, DeDe, are parents of three sons and two grandsons. Curt is a full time author and speaker who enjoys traveling, speaking, telling stories, and making new friends. Iles is a graduate of Louisiana College and McNeese State University. Prior to becoming a full time author, he served fourteen years as the director of Dry Creek Baptist Camp, a year round youth camp and conference center. Before that, he worked as a teacher, coach, and school administrator at East Beauregard High School. He has just released his sixth self-published book, The Wayfaring Stranger. His previous titles (listed below) have sold over 15,000 copies. To learn more about Creekbank Stories and the writing/speaking ministry of Curt Iles, email us at email@example.com Catalog of titles: The Mockingbird s Song (2007) Hearts across the Water (2005) Wind in the Pines (2004) The Old House (2002) Stories from the Creekbank (2000) Available on audio CD: Wind in the Pines Front Porch Stories Hearts across the Water Contact information: Curt Iles PO Box 332 Dry Creek, LA 70637 (337) 328-7215 firstname.lastname@example.org