Tenuous Tendrils

Tenuous Tendrils Jeremiah Joshua Connelly is about to retire from his academic position at the University of British Columbia He anticipates a small ordinary affair of conventional speeches farewell dinners and the

  • Title: Tenuous Tendrils
  • Author: Tom Corbett
  • ISBN: 9781543426281
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jeremiah Joshua Connelly is about to retire from his academic position at the University of British Columbia He anticipates a small ordinary affair of conventional speeches, farewell dinners, and the usual parting gifts and well wishes Instead, his past visits him in unexpected ways He not only confronts people from the mists of a distant era he thought long lost but alJeremiah Joshua Connelly is about to retire from his academic position at the University of British Columbia He anticipates a small ordinary affair of conventional speeches, farewell dinners, and the usual parting gifts and well wishes Instead, his past visits him in unexpected ways He not only confronts people from the mists of a distant era he thought long lost but also accepts some truths about himself Over the next week, Josh Connelly comes to terms with who he really is, with a past he tried to avoid, and with the people he had run away from for so long This work takes us deep into the scars left by a war that tore the United States apart in the 1960s and which left an indelible mark on many who lived through that turbulent time While a work of fiction, the novel touches upon the real emotions and struggles that many young people endured during this conflicted period It explores the inner turmoil with which they contended as they fought to make sense out of competing claims upon their loyalty This was a time where easy answers were not available, where each young man and woman who cared about this country had to arrive at their own interpretation of events Each had to decide the contours of their personal character and for what principles they would stand Each had to articulate their own moral compass Tenuous Tendrils is the story of one such young man as he journeys from exile and isolation to reconnect and embrace a life he thought long lost.

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    1. It's time to stop running from his past.He was in over his head.  With the flip of a coin, he made a decision that would take him away from the people he loved and change his life forever.  A future unknown.  For Josh Connelly, there wasn't a real decision to be made, he had to escape.  He and his friends had tried very hard to fight the political injustice. What had started out as simple protests quickly escalated into illegal acts, acts that were going to land Josh in jail if he stayed.  [...]

    2. This story is well written about how a man from the 60's Josh Connelly who was a protester from the Vietnam war who did a few illegal activities that he could go to jail for takes off to Canada to get away from his life in the states and to start over always wondering if the FBI would come knocking at his door. Luckily for Josh, he had loyal friends who wouldn't give him up to the FBI no matter what was promised to them for a lighter sentence. Josh left the U.S.A. without a goodbye to anyone he [...]

    3. This book was an incredibly personal book on so many levels. I went into this not anticipating that it would explore the human condition so completely. I felt a kinship of sorts to Josh and his sister. It also explored their various love relationships throughout their lives. I was touched by the relationship between Eleni and Josh. Touched seems to be a key word for me after reading this book. I appreciated how the characters were honest with each about how they felt about each other. Josh’s s [...]

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