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Geoffrey Wells

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in Welkom, South Africa
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John Le Carre, John Irving, Johnathan Franzen

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October 2010


Geoffrey Wells is the author of three stand-alone novels on freedom, now a series entitled, The Trilogy for Freedom.

In his latest eco-thriller, *The Drowning Bay*, based on a water crisis and climate change, published in 2021, Wells looks at what the responsibility of freedom means and how it might lead to finding a belonging in a lost ecosystem.

Inspired by his ascent of Kilimanjaro in 2003 and horrified by the devastation of elephants, he published, *Atone for the Ivory Cloud*, in 2016. He explores how tolerance of life grants a freedom to choose.

In *A Fado for the River* published in 2011, based on his experience in Mozambique one year before the Portuguese revolution spilled into the colony, Wells explores the quest for personal freedom,
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Geoffrey Wells By definition, mysteries start with finding a dead body. And that has not happened to me--thank goodness! However, I had a tour of the Medical Examine…moreBy definition, mysteries start with finding a dead body. And that has not happened to me--thank goodness! However, I had a tour of the Medical Examiner's Lab, where I saw a large dissected cadaver on a table. Did I see something that no one else saw? That, my friends, could be a great start of a mystery... (less)
Geoffrey Wells Molly and Paul Christopher in Charles McCarry's Tears of Autumn. I love their uneasy relationship that always craves more--yet their affection for eac…moreMolly and Paul Christopher in Charles McCarry's Tears of Autumn. I love their uneasy relationship that always craves more--yet their affection for each other is obvious.(less)
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Sacred Hope and Stardust.

Never Less shows how sacred hope fronts a single-minded fever of purpose.

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An invaluable book for anyone to understand how the brain and all the functions of the body work together, are interconnected and mutually reliant.
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"Geoffrey Wells touts his latest mystery/thriller as a book for middle grade readers, but there’s plenty here to entertain readers well past school age. Mindy and Pablo are smart and capable, and they need to be. The pair work together to help each ot" Read more of this review »
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My middle grade thriller is a story of hope. It’s not about an aimless, vague hope, it’s about sacred hope—not sacred in the religious sense, but hope that fronts a single-minded fever of purpose. It’s about two twelve-year-olds who see through paren ...more
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First chapter is ok: my thoughts- she’s building the characters - next chapter - showing her relationship ok. I’m bored" Read more of this review »
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“An activist’s life is not easy, Sam. If you’re going to live like your mother, you’ll have to learn how to live with yourself; you have to look past all the cruel things people did to your face, the names they called you at school, the bullies, your challenge with English. Remember, every bad dream is a good adventure—in someone else’s eyes. If you see it that way, all those things will give you power because they make you strong—they make you different. And different is good. Different puts you on your own path with no one else. People listen when you’ve become strong from being different.”
Geoffrey Wells, The Drowning Bay

“All our lives are the same, braided together on the same surface, figuratively speaking. Not to make too fine a point of it and get nutty, but our lives are like a Möbius strip, an endless loop with no back or front, a strip with a twist in it joined end-to-end so that no matter where we are on it, only half is visible. We know instinctively that other lives we cannot see are hidden on the same surface at the same time—not underneath or on the other side.”
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“All our lives are the same, braided together on the same surface, figuratively speaking. Not to make too fine a point of it and get nutty, but our lives are like a Möbius strip, an endless loop with no back or front, a strip with a twist in it joined end-to-end so that no matter where we are on it, only half is visible. We know instinctively that other lives we cannot see are hidden on the same surface at the same time—not underneath or on the other side.”
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“An activist’s life is not easy, Sam. If you’re going to live like your mother, you’ll have to learn how to live with yourself; you have to look past all the cruel things people did to your face, the names they called you at school, the bullies, your challenge with English. Remember, every bad dream is a good adventure—in someone else’s eyes. If you see it that way, all those things will give you power because they make you strong—they make you different. And different is good. Different puts you on your own path with no one else. People listen when you’ve become strong from being different.”
Geoffrey Wells, The Drowning Bay

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
Gandhi

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