Riva’s guardian angel is a wisecracking cynic who would rather be anywhere than imprisoned in Riva’s body. But assignments are not negotiable. The place is New York City. The time: Spring 1963.
“Riva Beside Me” is a novel based on real life, growing up in Manhattan in a dysfunctional family. But the story is one of transition and hope, where humor and love prevail. The story makes it obvious that angels walk among us. The book is a love letter to the real Richard Marvell, who lived at 45 Perry Street in Greenwich Village in the 1960s.
Also a sculptor, potter and artist, Nicholas delights in the joy of creativity. This is his first foray into writing and he picked the musical, historical genre because he is so comfortable with it. He has many instruments, but his favorite is the 1938 Gibson-built Kalamazoo that inspired this story.
Michele, an attorney married for 20+ years to a fisherman living in Newport, Oregon, gave herself the task of keeping a journal to record the day-to-day adventurous and dangerous life. She began writing on Monday, December 11, 2000. But in December 2001, personal tragedy struck the Eder family and their crew, sending them on a path of hopelessness and despair, and ultimately questioning their love of the sea. This book gives the reader a unique insight of living and working on the edge of danger.
Sir Francis Drake is freely conceded to be one of the greatest of all English seamen by world historians. Controversy and conflicting documentation have surrounded Drake’s voyage up the Pacific Coast of North America, but author Donald Viles’ sea background enabled him to solve an ancient archeological mystery at Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain.
Germany was defeated and World War II officially ended on May 5, 1945. The people of Czechoslovakia took the opportunity to end the Germanism in their country and an uprising of Czechs against all people of German descent began. Arrests of thousands of German citizens took place. Many were tortured and killed on the spot…Three and a half million Germans were removed from Czechoslovakia that year. The family of teen-aged Elga Marianne Fuchs was among them.