Notes From Exile. By T.M. Spooner. 978-0-915745-89-0302 pgs. $24.95
Rich in language and imagery, Notes from Exile is a
skillfully crafted novel. A blend of humor and drama thread this tale,
concluding in what can best be described as a haunting modern tragedy. Struggles
both large and small remind us of human frailties and how in the final analysis,
we go it alone. For its wit and passion, this novel should not be missed! Mexico
has long been a land of enchantment and mystery, a place where more than one
foreigner has sought refuge, fleeing real or imagined demons. In a quaint
village along the shores of Lake Chapala, two recent college graduates join two
men living in self-imposed exile. One, a journalist and jaded philosopher is
escaping an inherited family destiny; the other, a British combat veteran is
fleeing what many viewed an unnecessary war. Notes from Exile is a venerable
creation, containing humor, love, and sorrow - each in their own time and
measure, all ingredients for a story of escape and hope. Through the novel we
learn, often harshly, how each one of us is responsible for defining our
destiny. The dilemma is that while some will succeed, others will tragically
The Salvation of La Purísima. By T.M. Spooner. ISBN: 0-915745-55-0. Hard cover $29.95. Paperback $20.95
The Salvation of La Purísima, contemporary and timely, is a story of superstition and faith, loyalty, and ultimately the survival of one small village. The novel leaves the reader with a richer appreciation of the migrants, the human condition, and a sense that something profound has been experienced.
About T.M. Spooner
Spooner is a frequent visitor to Mexico where he has traveled extensively. Many of his summers are spent in Guadalajara, where much of this novel was written. Spooner is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and attended graduate school at DePaul University in Chicago. He lives near Chicago with his wife and two daughters.
The Salvation of La Purísima can be purchased online at www.floricantopress.com, www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com. T.M. Spooner can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Salvation of La Purísima. Hard cover. ISBN: 0-915745-55-0.
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