A Better Place To Be:: Based on the Harry CHapin Song

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.... A story about life, and what goes with it.... 
-'I doubt there's a person alive who cannot relate to this...it's like nothing I've ever read or am likely to read again.' - J.L. Redding 
....John and Claire Edghes have a wonderful marriage. John is a sweet and likeable man, whose love for his wife is unquestionable, as is her love for him. But when life deals John a devastating blow, as happens to far too many people, and his wife is taken from him, John's life corkscrews into an overwhelming and agonizing journey to the bottom of life. There, in the darkness of his despair, a homeless drunk in trouble with the law, he wakes up one day in a rehab center, where he is pushed to look at what he has become...
...Forced to face both his past and possible future, John must find the path to rise from the despairing quicksand and somehow manage to find a way to survive. The question is, without Claire, can he?  *A Better Place To Be, is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree; **A Better Place To Be, was awarded the Bronze Medallion for Literary Excellence from Ireland's prestigious DD International Literary Awards

--'...David Wind doesn't disappoint with "A Better Place To Be" as he brilliantly reverse engineers a Harry Chapin classic song. The story stands alone even if you've never heard the song. [Wind] has a wonderful ability to paint mental pictures with his writing.' M.Kauf
--'An amazingly beautiful story of love, death and depression. Hitting bottom and rebounding to a place not so terrible. The Chapin song sets our hero up for a memorable night. Put this at the top of your to be read list!' A.Keeran
--'A moving story that is thoughtfully composed and beautifully written. Worth reading for the poetic nature of the author's prose alone, but the story will not disappoint either.' Bella
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About the author

 David Wind has published forty novels, including science fiction & Fantasy, mystery, thriller, noir, and suspense novels. He lives and writes in Boynton Beach, Florida, and shares his home with his wife, Bonnie, and dog Alfie, a sub-standard poodle (email David for an explanation). 

His novel A Better Place To Be based on the Harry Chapin song of the same name. Not his usual genre, this is a story of love, loss and facing to the worst life can throw at you and still be standing.  

Born To Magic, the first book of his sci-fi fantasy series, Tales Of Nevaeh , was released in 2015.  All three books have reached into the Amazon Top 100 best seller rankings in several categories including Young Adult. The first book of the series,  Born To Magic , has received numerous 5 star reviews. Both the second book of the series,  The Dark Masters , and the third Book,  TRINITY: The Battle For Nevaeh , have all received high praise. The Fourth Book of the series, Dream Weavers of Nevaeh was released in October, 2018

David's fantasy, Queen Of Knights ,, was a #2 best seller on the Amazon bestseller lists for historical fantasy and medieval fantasy, and his sci-fi paranormal, Infinity’s Doorway, has received wide acclaim.

When David formally left traditional publishing to become an independently published writer, he published  Angels In Mourning ,, his ‘homage’ to the old time private detective books of the 50’s and the 60’s. Angels is a modern day take on the old style hard-boiled detective. In April of that year,  Angels In Mourning ,  won the Amazon.com Book of the Month Reader’s Choice Award.

His previous suspense thrillers are  The Hyte Maneuverv, (a Literary guild alternate selection);    The Sokova Convention ,, and  The Morrissey Manifest ,. David's Mystery suspense novels include:  And Down Will Come Baby ,,  Desperately Killing Suzanne, and  Out of The Shadows.  ,

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Dec 1, 2017
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Media Tie-In
Fiction / Psychological
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