Somewhere More Than Free (Paperback)
Glacier Made Books, 9780998688916, 206pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2017
Travel from the untouched forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the mysterious mountains of eastern Tennessee in this pair of stirring novellas. TO THE LAND OF NOD follows Mason Clark, a twenty-six-year-old living in the northern Michigan woods. Mason carries with him a dark secret that he has never entrusted to another soul. Every day he takes one step closer to leaving this secret in the past, where it belongs, where it came from. But one day, Mason's past shows up in Marquette. It's the day he's dreaded for six years. He must now face his sins head on. In THE HILLS OF MERCY, fifteen-year-old Claire Simon's story begins fishing on a riverbank with Davey, her longtime neighbor and best friend. That's the moment to which her mind often returns, because innocence and ignorance are bliss. Something's been missing from Claire's life. It's the key to everything she's ever wanted. But as she digs deeper into this unknown, dragging her friends down with her, she soon realizes there are some questions better left unanswered.
About the Author
Ed A. Murray is the author of the Amazon young adult bestseller SOMEWHERE MORE THAN FREE, BETWEEN TWO SLOPES and IN A NORTHERN TOWN. Murray was raised in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, where he first began writing as a child, though he overlooked the craft for dreams of being a professional athlete. Following in his parents' footsteps, he chose to attend the University of Michigan for college, earning his bachelor's degree. While living in Ann Arbor as a student, he decided to write more seriously and began working on his first novel. As often as possible he travels up north to visit Michigan's stunning northern woods and lakes, just as he did for every summer as a child. An admiration for this landscape has led to him setting much of his writing in northern Michigan.