All We Leave Behind by David Baird

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" Thirty-seven-year-old John Morgan’s personal life is already in disarray when he receives a phone call that his brother and niece are dead. His relationship with his father is nearly nonexistent, he barely speaks to his sister, and he has no real friends to lean on. As the tragic news slowly begins to sink in, John realizes he is floating aimlessly in the middle of an unpredictable sea of emotions with no one to rescue him.

Lost in his childhood memories, regrets, and grief, John begins to reevaluate his life, his relationships, and why he has trouble connecting with—and even loving—others. As he attempts to regain the happiness that was stolen from him when his father rejected him over his writing, John begins a painstaking journey to climb out of the depths of despair. But it is only a matter of time before his past catches up with him and forces him to face all of the realities in his life.

In this compelling tale that movingly illustrates the devastating effects of a dysfunctional family, John must learn to change what he can, accept what he cannot, and make the difficult decision to leave some things behind."

About David Baird

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A writer, editor, and translator, David Baird has lived for several years in different parts of Mexico. Now based in Austin, Texas, he spends as much time in Mexico as possible.A former resident of Mexico City, Shane Christensen has written various Frommer's guides to Mexico. He is also the author of Frommer's Dubai and Frommer’s Grand Canyon. Though he's a California native, he considers himself Mexican at heart and returns to Mexico at every chance he gets.
Published February 15, 2012 by iUniverse. 291 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction