Witnessing One Man’s ‘Return to Grander’

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Author tells of a man struggling to come to terms with his imperfect past and find the path to his redemption.

Now that it’s off my chest, I can begin to think of other things to do.

A trip down memory lane is often a pleasant experience when one is looking back on a life rich with memories. But it’s a different story when the past is filled with shortcomings, guilt, and failure. Readers can witness one man’s Return to Grander in a riveting novel by Richard Harriman.

Upon his beloved aunt’s death, Harry Barnes reluctantly returns to his home town of Grander to settle her estate. There he comes face to face with past actions that are both too late to change and too painful to forget. He finds Rosemary, the only woman he has ever truly loved, living with Sam, his lifelong friend and boyhood companion. He also finds a town seething in unrest and acrimony. As his love for Rosemary deepens, he discovers that in order to deal with the present, he must first come to terms with the past.

Struggling with feelings of regret and remorse, Harry begins seeing himself in a new light that is not easy to understand or digest. It is only through painful decisions and acts of selfless love that he is able to find the path to possible redemption.

In his publishing debut, author Richard Harriman shares a heartwarming story of a man’s quest for understanding and atonement. As the story unfolds, readers will be immersed in a world of love, desire, treachery, and political upheaval. Return to Grander offers a compelling and unforgettable reading experience.

This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 2-5, 2010. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Richard Harriman has a varied history as an x-ray technician, a high school English teacher, the owner of a quick-printing business, and a writer, editor, publisher, photographer, and promoter for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina. In his idle hours, he is an avid oil painter, a metal sculptor, a wood sculptor, and a furniture maker. This—his first novel at age eighty—“is a long time coming,” he says. “Now that it’s off my chest, I can begin to think of other things to do.”

Return to Grander * by Richard Harriman
Publication Date: July 20, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 233 pages; 978-1-4535-2378-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 233 pages; 978-1-4535-2379-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-2380-3

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