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 In the near future, new technology records the highlights of emotional experience for others to share. Buy a helmet and you can feel the exhilaration of an Olympic ski jumper, or the heat of a lucid dreamer's erotic imaginings. Commit a crime, and you may be sentenced to endure the suffering you inflicted on others.But such recordings may carry more information than the public has realized. What will criminals learn about their victims? When a husband is wrongfully convicted of injuring his wife, how will their marriage change? And what uses will a sociopath find for recordings of the experience of death?
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 Karen A. Wyle is an appellate attorney, photographer, political junkie, and mother of two daughters. Her voice is the product of almost five decades of reading both literary and genre fiction. It is no doubt also influenced, although she hopes not fatally tainted, by her years of law practice. Her personal history has led her to focus on often-intertwined themes of family, communication, the impossibility of controlling events, and the persistence of unfinished business.

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Publisher
Oblique Angles Press
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Published on
Dec 9, 2014
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Pages
305
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ISBN
9780990564133
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.
Karen A. Wyle
 Death is what you make it. . . . 


Eleanor never wanted to leave the daughter she loved so much. The overpowering urge to wander -- to search, without knowing what she sought -- drove her away. She left little Cassidy in her family's loving care. But Cassidy and the others died in an accident before Eleanor could find her way home. 

Now, they are all reunited, in an afterlife where nothing is truly lost. Places once loved may be revisited, memories relived and even shared. One may be any age suitable to the mood and moment. Surely this is a place where Eleanor and her family can understand and heal. But some of the memories haunting Eleanor are of dreams she had tried to forget. 

Somehow, she must solve the mystery of her life -- or none of them will be at peace. 

"Wyle should be proud of the opening scene of this book as it showcases . . . her descriptive powers . . . I love the way the concept of an afterlife is made real in Karen’s book, and the way the various characters inter-relate, re-live moments and re-visit places in their history. . . . Wander Home acts acts like a large, soft comfort blanket. But don’t get too comfortable. It is a barbed comfort blanket, charged with emotion. An excellent read, which I heartily recommend." -- The Indie Tribe 

"A story about the consequences of the choices we make, and the difficulty even we can have in understanding – and living with – the reach of those consequences. Wyle’s . . . vision of the afterlife . . . is one of the loveliest. . . . 
Wyle has a lovely way with language, weaving characters and setting together into a seamless tapestry . . . . A beautiful story, well-written and smoothly paced with characters you can’t help but fall in love with." All Things Jill-Elizabeth 

"The plot is well paced and opens the imagination of the readers. The afterlife that Wyle creates is brimming with memories, places to visit, and amazing people to meet. It's written in such a way that it is truly life after death. . . . Wander Home is a magical story that delves to the depths of the human psyche and is definitely recommended." The Coffee Pot

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