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Book details
  • SubGenre:Social Themes / Violence
  • Age Range (years):13 and up
  • Language:English
  • Pages:398
  • eBook ISBN:9798350931358
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350931341

Sounds of a Distant Train

by Dan Goodier

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"Sounds of a Distant Train" is a fictional memoire that takes place over a two-year period between 1967 and 1968. Unlike the chaotic social upheavals of our nation during this period, Bay City, Wisconsin has historically offered a calm, and predictable lifestyle. That suddenly changes when a grisly triple homicide is committed right across the street from the North family's home.
Dan Goodier challenges his readers to consider whether the problems of increasing gun violence and social unrest are any different today, than during the period when Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were killed. Are we better, worse, or tragically, the same. As Emmet North and his teenaged friends deal with the loss of one of their cohorts, the town struggles to rehabilitate its image as a good place to spend a summer vacation. Ingenuity and imagination are the mandatory tools of success. A group of common people band together to rebuild Bay City's version of the American Dream and try to overcome the indelible stain left by the murders. The outcome is anything but common. Occasionally heroes can emerge from the ranks of everyday life. Though he didn't seek out the role, Emmet North is one of many who are thrust into the midst of terrifying events that tear at the very fabric of the life he has known. The tightly woven story examines the meaning of love, the power of community, and the essence of redemption
About the author
Dan Goodier grew up along the shores of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River. After a successful career in senior health and housing services, Dan has turned his attention toward writing. Sounds of a Distant Train is his first novel. The author's love and respect of small town life shines throughout the story. Dan and his cherished wife, Susie split time between their home in Hudson, Wisconsin and their cottage on the shore ofLong Lake, in Northern Wisconsin. The book represents a