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boy that was living

Parker Monroe

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201 pages
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Winslow Calhoun was not born with a roadmap to happiness. So he ended his engagement with his high school sweetheart Shelby Pickett, even though he still loved her, and left his home in the Appalachian foothills to find his way in the world. For theMoreWinslow Calhoun was not born with a roadmap to happiness. So he ended his engagement with his high school sweetheart Shelby Pickett, even though he still loved her, and left his home in the Appalachian foothills to find his way in the world. For the next two decades Winslow bounces in and out of school and around the world. Eventually he becomes a doctor and finds work in the southern Rockies. He also finds a good woman, Marianne Bloomfield. Yet the flame of his love for his high school sweetheart still smolders.For his 20th high school reunion, Winslow decides to return home. He decides to take a cross-country road trip with his nephew, who despite being twenty years his junior, is also about to embark on his adult life. On the way, Winslow reminisces about his life, how despite the inherent weightiness of his work as a doctor, in all other respects he still feels like a juvenile. For better or worse, that sense of weightlessness is lifted forever when he falls in love with Shelby all over again. Winslow is presented with a life-altering choice that will not only establish him as an adult, but define him as a man.boy that was living is a poignantly funny story that highlights both the age-old sacrifice of liberty that comes with adulthood and the sacrifice of individual liberty that came after 9/11. The book is both a personal history of a man coming-of-age and a history of an inter-racial American family struggling to find their way.