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Homesick (Time in Yellowstone) Paperback – September 17, 2013
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
From the Back Cover
In all the places Will had been in his life, and all the years he'd spent in Yellowstone, he had never seen anything as beautiful as the Grand Geyser. He'd watched it erupt countless times, and it was never the same twice. Old Faithful impressed the tourists. Giant and Giantess were rare amazements. Sawmill's exuberance was charming. But nothing could ever be like the Grand.
So he could be forgiven for not noticing exactly when it was that he saw what he saw.
He'd all but forgotten it by the time the eruption was over, by the time the pool emptied after five wonderful bursts. But five-year-old Chuck was squirming now, and pulled off Will's hat in a bid to reclaim his attention. "Let me down!"
Will wasn't quite sure what made him look back over through the clearing steam again as he rescued his hat and lifted the boy down, but when he did, he almost dropped him.
There was something there. At first he thought it was just a pile of - something - down the slope a bit, almost out of sight.
But then he heard the moan.
About the Author
M.M. Justus's first visit to Yellowstone National Park was at age four, where it snowed on the Fourth of July.
She spent most of her childhood summers in the back seat of a car, traveling with her parents to almost every national park west of the Mississippi and a great many places in between.
She holds degrees in British and American literature and history and library science, and a certificate in museum studies. In her other life, she works as an independent museum curator, and finds museums a great source of adventures of all kinds.
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Park Ranger Will McManis is both happy and sad. The war is over, and his family members are headed home. On the other hand, his mother passed away as the end of the war was announced. He also dreads losing his grandson. He and his wife Karin have raised their beloved grandson Chuck, who lost his mother when he was born. His father was traumatized, and distanced himself emotionally and geographically from his son. Now after five years, the boy's father announced he was ready to take back his son from Will and Karin.
As Will patrols the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone with the active and curious Chuck, grandfather and grandson experience something amazing after the eruption of the Grand Geyser.
M. M. Justus' Homesick, a short story in the Time in Yellowstone, is a heartwarming science fiction romance. Ms. Justus skillfully weaves the story of a family with an odd secret.
So speaks the heart. More intellectually: Reading this story, I could not begin guess which way it would turn. And no wonder, for it turned in a direction I would never have guessed. I'm old enough to be a grandfather, and I've been reading sf as long as I can remember and probably longer, but to the best of my recollection I have never seen time travel like this. And it doesn't come across as a gimmick, and there's no Dr. So-and-so waiting in the wings with an explanation; it's just very, very true.
Can you guess that I'm recommending this read? :-) Oh, yes, oh yes.
Ranger Will McManis is the guy in charge of the Upper Geyser Basin. He and his wife have had the care of their now five-year-old grandson since his birth, due to the death of his mother and his father's despair. But after this summer, he will be moving to Denver to live with his father and to go to school.
A beautiful story full of loving details of the countryside, the relationship with the three family members, and a ghost.
Oops! Didn't mean to tell you about the ghost. This is a gentle story with just a smidge of paranormal. Just a smidge.
Alaska and Seattle. The author lives in Puyallup WA one of my home towns. This was a book of sneak peaks, each chapter is about one of the books. I was so excite to see this series, I already bought the first book. I can hardly wait to start it. I really like the time travel part of it.
After the death o his beloved grandfather, Chuck returns to Yellowstone to spread the ashes of his grandparents. He is swept up in an earthquake, and disappears.