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Patrick Egan

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Patrick Egan is the author of numerous articles on history, education and science that have been published both regionally and nationally. His first novel, "Standing Stone" was published in March, 2012. His second book is a memoir: "An American in Dorset." It chronicles his year in England (1984-84) as an exchange teacher. It was published in February, 2013.
He is a native of Owego, New York and has lived in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Louisiana and New York City. Patrick has traveled widely in the U.S., Canada, China, Russia and Europe. He was an exchange teacher to England for a year in the 1980s.
A retired science teacher, Patrick lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State with his wife, Mariam. His leisure interests includ
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[This soiled dove was from Cripple Creek, CO.]


We watched January turn into February in Silver City, New Mexico. A former mining town from the 19th Century, was a place where miners, tired and in need of a drink and a little love to purchase, would come up from the valleys and down the mountains…and find paradise amidst the prickly pear cactus.


And, the first person many of these rough and dus...

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In the Middle of Somewhere

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In All The Wrong Places

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In The Middle Somewhere: Laptop Dispatches From The Heartland (Travel)
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Description: They started as simple trails and used by the Native Americans as trading and migration routes. The paths were the lifelines of a people who traveled long distances on their feet. Later, rough roads followed along these traces. Horses, wagons and supplies helped carry the settlers westward toward the open lands of the mid-west and onto California. Today, with the abundance of cars, the interstates, highways and byways are still the tracks over which millions of travellers continue to roam. Every farm road, mountain pass, and motel-lined state roadway, like the classic American highway, Route 66, has an abundance of countless legends and storied journeys. This volume is a modern road saga. The author and his wife buy a small RV trailer and set out to cross the country to visit their grandson. Along the way, blogs substitute for postcards and letters to friends. As the journey unfolds, the couple finds new friends and old family. They see the nation was it should be seen, from behind a steering wheel, with one eye on the road and the other on the lookout for the next gas station.
In All The Wrong Places (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This is a book of seventeen short stories. Some of them are true. In these pages, you will meet with departed brothers, broken hearts, gnomes, sheep, forest nymphs, sinners and hopeful saints. Travel to an ancient Celtic hilltop, get lost on an Alaskan glacier or loose your way in the Northern Forest…at night. You may even find yourself in a bar alongside a haunted hillside road, dropping quarters into a jukebox and waiting for Patsy Cline to sing away your fears.
An American in Dorset (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: A burnt-out teacher takes on an exchange-teaching position in the U.K. in the 1980's. This is his story of self-discovery and healing.
Standing Stone (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Historical fiction (Y/A) Set in Pennsylvania in 1793. Story follows the French escaping the Reign of Terror.
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“A half-dead thing in a stark, dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold;
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Patrick I will do that when I get a few bits of time to myself. Check out my blogs on WordPress and let me know what you think.


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