Three Lads Go on a Time Travel Adventure in This Historical Fiction

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Author Jack Devine treats readers with a fictional novel that sees history through modern eyes

Author Jack Devine’s passion for colonial history and storytelling emerges as he weaves this historical, action-packed time travel story. Captivating, this book takes everyone from 1980’s Massachusetts to the era of the American Revolution and back. His book, The Returned, will be featured at the California Library Association in Pasadena, CA on November 11 to 14, 2011.

It is 1984. Three young punks in their late teens and early twenties, from Charlestown, Massachusetts, rob the Murphy’s Variety Store. In their attempt to escape from the police officers, Joe Davis, the Afro American Jim Washington, and Dave Baker hide in a warehouse. But when they wake up the next day, they discover that there are no more skyscrapers around and everything seems different—and ancient. As British soldiers capture them, they find out that they are back in time: year 1775. When they get the chance to escape from the soldiers, they go on separate ways to find out what’s really happening, having agreed that they will then return to the warehouse where this all started. What they don’t know is a series of heart-stopping action and adventure awaits them as they learn that they are reliving history. But can they still return to their present time? Readers will soon find out as the surprise ending unfolds.

The author invites both young and old readers to follow three modern-day robbers as they try to survive during the American Revolution, and from today’s perspective, experience history in 1775.

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About the Author
Jack Devine has been a golf professional for over 50 years and currently resides in Scituate, Massachusetts. Although golf was his profession, he always had a passion for colonial history and storytelling. Thus, The Returned was written with historical accuracy.

The Returned * by Jack Devine
Publication Date: December 3, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 215 pages; 978-1-4568-2192-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 215 pages; 978-1-4568-2193-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-2194-4

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