TRACY, Calif. (PRWEB) May 01, 2015
Drawing from his personal cultural experiences growing up a “Barrio Boy” in East Oakland with family roots in the Deep South, author Thomme Webb weaves a compelling tale in “Eye of the Storm” (published by Xlibris). With Hurricane Katrina as the backdrop, this book lets readers experience the sense of loss and emotional anguish while at the same time, imparts to them the promise of hope and love that heals the soul.
Rafael Devereaux, a successful proposal developer in corporate America, followed the plan set forth by his pious Southern parents – great career, nice home, cars and marriage. He has it all but he feels empty. Cherie, an attractive, pretentious and calculating woman, is self-absorbed and married to two things—Rafael and her career. Everything goes according to the plan until she is confronted with her ex-boyfriend, Kelvin, a retired athlete who holds a shattering secret that will shake up the perfect world that she has erected. Michael, a search and rescue specialist, witnesses firsthand the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and suffers the loss of his friend and endearing grandmother. He sets out to locate his parents and other family, a journey that makes him question the traditional values he was raise on. One girl will bring them all together in an unforgettable way
“In short, this book is about the most common human experience and desire to find love, regardless of gender, background and sexual identity,” Webb says. “It explores the quest of finding true love, one’s soul mate, and the universal happenings that conspire to bring two souls and two spirits together. This is a love story.”
Fast-moving and heartwarming, “Eye of the Storm” poses the philosophical questions about one’s place in the universe, one’s relationship with God and the circumstances that define who they are. It leaves to readers with a universal and hopeful message that despite the odds, they can find true love.
“Eye of the Storm”
By Thomme Webb
Hardcover | 6x9in | 202 pages | ISBN 9781499081725
Softcover | 6x9in | 202 pages | ISBN 9781499081732
E-Book | 202 pages | ISBN 9781499081749
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Thomme Webb is a writer, educator, musician and scholar. He has served in both inner city K-12 school districts as a teacher, instructional coach and district administrator for over 20 years. In higher education, he served in the capacity as an educational technology director for the University of California, in charge of an online program that offers “a-g” approved, College Board approved middle and high school courses. He received his B.A. in Sociology and obtained a master’s degree (M.Ed.) from the University of California in Berkeley. He graduated summa cum laude from the master’s program. In addition, he holds a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) from the Walden University, once again, graduating summa cum laude. An advocate for social justice and human rights, his natural interests include religious studies and spirituality, music, poetry, writing and literature, metaphysics and photography.
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