Voices That Wish to Be Heard: Eighteen Thoughtful Tales

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Publishamerica Incorporated, 2009 - Fiction - 283 pages
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In the eighteen stories found in this collection, readers will have the opportunity to explore a host of issues. Their journey will fall under the guidance of a writer who has clearly given much energy to thoughts on powerful issues such as overpopulation, depletion of natural resources, the role of religion in society, and the nature of God. But Jack Randall walks this path without missing the flowers along the way. Wading into the mire of profundity has not eliminated his power to touch the reader with heartfelt stories of loss, redemption, and triumph. In the end, the reader will take away from these stories an insight into larger issues facing our world today, insight brought from a slightly tilted point of viewatilted not to obscurity, but rather to such that a new view becomes available, and one which the reader will not fail to enjoy.

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About the author (2009)

When Jack Randall disembarked from a U.S. Army troopship at the Port of Whittier, Alaska, in April of 1949, little did he know that fifty-six years later he would write a book about the Red-necked Grebes that, in winter, also sail the waters of Prince William Sound. In the ensuing years, Jack has: served through the Korean War; settled in Cooper Landing, Alaska, where his four children attended a one-room school; in 1959, with his twenty-six foot sloop ?Sea Otter, ? pioneered modern-day sailing in Alaska; been a registered guide and licensed charter boat skipper; from 1963-1965, as initial Assembly President, helped start a government from scratch; served his church for fifteen years as a non-stipendiary priest; promulgated the first comprehensive investment policy for the University of Alaska Foundation; and lectured at the University of Alaska Anchorage, which in 1996 honored him with a Meritorious Service Award. Following the passing of his first wife Jo, he and his present wife Mary retired to Wasilla Lake, Alaska, where they have lived ?in the company of Grebes? since 1991.

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