Falling in the Garden
By Walter G. Klimczak
(iUniverse.com, Paperback, 9780595312771, 96pp.)
Publication Date: March 2004
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I stood in anticipation before my open bedroom window, listening to the steady cadence of the rain. It fell upon the darkened world beyond and a myriad collection of sounds melted seamlessly together to form the powerful, dissonant voice of the storm. For all its predictability, there remained an element of surprise within the static..a subtle, unspoken phrase or message trying to break through the surface. Doing his best to live a life touched by sorrow, Michael Sullivan has always been searching for an answer. When his best friend moves away, he tries to look within for some kind of explanation. Then he meets Ashley Haddow in the center of a sprawling forest...a place they call The Meadow. Separated by a span of over 50 years, both form a friendship that transcends time. They soon come to share an impossible secret and find themselves in the middle of something far stranger than they could have ever imagined. a magical miracle involving time travel and alternate dimensions. The authors touch is light, keeping the (pseudo)scientific explanations to a minimum while holding in the foreground Michaels insatiable thirst for discovery and his budding feelings of adolescent romance. The story is tightly plotted, with the mystery building quickly and smoothly. (An) enjoyable journey. The best kind of science fiction: The science sows the seeds, but the story grows the garden. -Kirkus Discoveries