New Novel Chronicles One Man’s Search for Love and a New Life

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Author Skye Mackinnon’s “Journey” is a fascinating tale about family ties, broken relationships and the search for freedom, true love and happiness

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From the author of many published books comes a riveting story that follows one New York City high school teacher as he attempts to mend his personal life. In Journey, author Skye Mackinnon has created a novel that captures the meaning of family, love and commitment.

This book follows the story of Lowell Townley, a New York City high school English teacher, who decides that he has had it with his personal life. His separation and impending divorce from his wife and the loss of his three children have driven him to the brink. He decides to take a one-year leave from his New York City teaching job and books passage on a ship that takes him to Mombasa, Kenya and then on to Nairobi by rail. Lowell has come to teach at Osoto’s Nairobi Central School—a school funded by a British dowager who has given Osoto the freedom to develop and expand the school as he wishes. Under Lowell’s instruction is Osoto’s nephew whose mother, Dr. Njila, Lowell meets, falls in love with and who is destined to change his life. Before they can consider marriage, however, things take an unexpected and dramatic turn.

Sparkling with an interesting cast of characters, romantic images, life’s realities, and a captivating story line set after Kenya’s independence in the 1960s, Journey is a wonderful, must-read novel that will amuse, inspire and teach valuable life lessons to its readers.

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About the Author
Skye Mackinnon is a pseudonym. This author has published poetry and children’s books and written educational grants and materials to benefit youth and adults.

Journey * by Skye Mackinnon
Publication Date: July 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 145 pages; 978-1-4771-4483-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 145 pages; 978-1-4771-4484-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4485-5

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