Where River Turns to SkyBook - 1996 | 1st. ed.
Eighty-year-old George Castor and his friend Ralph have been fishing buddies for decades. On neighboring farms outside tiny Lookingglass, Oregon, they have worked their land, loved their wives, reared their children, and watched the magnificent seasons transform the natural world year after year. Then Ralph suffers a stroke that confines him to Silver Gardens Nursing Home, and George Castor makes a solemn promise: he will not let Ralph die alone. And for two years, George visits the Silver Gardens like clockwork, until one weekend, when he escapes the depressing routine for a few days of fly-fishing in the mountains. Upon his return, he is devastated to find that Ralph has died, without a friend by his side. At that moment, George makes a new promise that will change the course of the rest of his life. The first step in George's redemption comes with the purchase of a rundown mansion near the center of town. He repaints the house fire-engine red, and then begins searching for other old people to come live in it with him. But his dreams won't truly take flight until one damp November dawn when a miraculous old woman named Grace appears on his doorstep. Against all odds and accepted wisdom, George and Grace assemble a ragtag bunch of strangers who, together, will make their last days on earth an adventure.
Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 1996.
Edition: 1st. ed.
Characteristics: xi, 379 pages : illustations ; 25 cm.