Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Year in the Sun – Back of the Book Blurb

The following is a first cut at what I'd put on the blurb on the back of the novel I just wrote, A Year in the Sun.

In May 1969, a hippie girl and her friend are on Cocoa Beach when one of them is captivated by the sight of a man in a shirt and tie walking transfixed along the sand. Here starts an unlikely love story between a hippie school teacher and a NASA engineer as America is about to launch the first people to the moon.

Mike is an engineer’s engineer: quiet, intelligent, methodical, and a guy who fixes cars for fun. He’s also a widower, burying himself in building rocket engines, and dreaming of a better future through the technologies his mission will bring about.

Carol is a dreamer: idealistic, passionate, caring, and rootless. She wants to belong to something, to live in a better future, to no longer be alone. Since her parents died, Carol has been at a loss for where to go and what to do.

A Year in the Sun follows these two lost souls as they seek a home in an America that is changing swiftly in uncertain directions, changing their own stories as well.

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