A Long Walk to Knowing

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iUniverse, May 16, 2012 - Fiction - 260 pages
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It is 2125 and life as Rose previously knew it is over. Having been forced to live in a government-controlled society that, for years, has sponsored the use of people—not the enhancement of creativity, inspiration, and universal growth—Rose is prepared to escape the social disaster that has robbed her of her dreams. When she finally departs for a cabin in the hills far above San Francisco, she walks away from everything she has ever known.

Rose adjusts to her new environment far away from the city by relying on her inner strength and her memories of her old life. With little food or water, she must forage for a place to sleep every night. As her challenging trek through the wilderness continues, Rose gloomily recalls the chain of events that instigated her journey to freedom. She must fight through the bitterness she feels for having been forced to give up her doctorate and instead work in demeaning government jobs because of society’s greed, selfishness, and injustice.

A Long Walk to Knowing shares one woman’s journey to discover her own humanity as she slowly learns to endure a new way of life.

 

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Contents

Escape and Survive
1
Keep an eye on the Balance
11
Gains and Losses
29
Healing the hole in her Soul
37
The drive out of despair
42
Nothing but sand
47
Government another word for inaction
51
A Different way to see the World
59
Companions on the horizon
132
Soon to be published
140
The campsite down there
147
The Faculty Presentation
155
Return to Campus
166
Her trip with Buck
177
Making a real home
202
Back to the community
210

Travelling Companions
64
Dinner with Irene
70
Her return to normalcy
86
This looks like home
91
The second Trip South
98
A Home at last
114
Publication and the tightrope
120
A Completion and A Beginning
222
The longest Wait
228
Edward and his sister Elizabeth
239
Welcome home
248
Post Script
251
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