Out of My Mind by Richard Bach
The Discovery of Saunders-Vixen

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One of our best-loved writers, author of the phenomenal bestsellers The Bridge Across Forever, One, Running from Safety, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, returns with a brilliantly conceived narrative about the nature of creativity.
Bach's journey begins as he puzzles over design modifications for his airplane, a Piper Cub. Perfect designs--simple and practical--seem to come to him out of the blue. But one day when a design appears, along with a fleeting glimpse of an intriguing woman, Bach sets out to discover the source of the visions. The journey leads to a startling destination: a parallel universe where a British airplane manufacturer--Saunders-Vixen Aircraft Company Ltd.--makes superb biplanes and solves problems for perplexed aviators. There Bach meets Derek Hawthorne, his guide through Saunders-Vixen and the new world whose possibilities are just unfolding. There Bach also meets his muse, an unforgettable young aircraft designer named Laura Bristol, who teaches Bach the beauty of simplicity and practicality.

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A direct descendant of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Bach was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1936. He attended Long Beach State College in 1955 and had a successful career in aviation, as an Air Force pilot, a flight instructor, an aviation mechanic, and an editor for Flying magazine. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the novel that made him famous, was written as the result of a vision. Halfway through the book, the vision disappeared and, finding that he was unable to continue, Bach, put the novel aside. When the vision reappeared, Bach finished the work. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, published in 1972, was an unexpected success and became the best-selling book in the United States for that year. The book is heavily influenced by Bach's love of flying and provides a marvelous inspirational message. The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story, One, Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul (2004), and Hypnotizing Maria (2009) are some of his other novels that blend inspiration, love, fantasy, and hope.
Published September 7, 1999 by William Morrow. 112 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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As he searches for a solution, designs begins to come to him from nowhere until one day, through one of the designs, he glimpses the image of his ""love messenger."" Believing that ""everything is exactly as it is for a reason,"" Richard devotes long passages to pondering the whys behind seeming ...

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