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Geoffrey Wells

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Born
in Welkom, South Africa
January 09, 1953

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John Le Carre, John Irving, Johnathan Franzen

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October 2010


Impressions formed on a South African farm, boarding school, a father who read from the classics to his children, and a storytelling mother, sparked Geoffrey Wells with a writer’s imagination. Diverse interests of piano, playing drums, running track, observing elephants in Botswana and exploring Mozambique, gave Wells a framework for his first thriller, A FADO FOR THE RIVER. He found adventure climbing the Drakensburg Mountains and in the cold desert nights while serving as a reluctant commando in the South African army.

His career as Art Director in advertising lured him to commercials, and after immigrating to the U.S. in 1980, he studied at the American Film Institute, specializing in producing. He paid the rent working the graveyard roo
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A Fado for the River

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Hello again. If you’re in the New York/Long Island area over the summer, here are the locations where I’ll be reading from ATONE FOR THE IVORY CLOUD: Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport on Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m. Rogers Memorial Library on August 9th at noon. I’ll be talking on “How the Ivory Supply […] Read more of this blog post »
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Nothing to it

I had hoped to get some insight into her approach to writing and though the quotes are interesting the book is not enlightening.
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Throws a new light onto the genius

Living through the albums as you do with this book you understand that the wisdom was hard won yet her determination makes her talent endure and rise above all her peers. A superb read.
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Her quest and the conspiracy to stop her

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"I gave the book 4 stars because the plot, characters, and fast- paced writing style kept me wanting to know what happens next. However; I did find the technical computer jargon completely confusing. Much of the storyline was lost to me because of..." Read more of this review »
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I enjoyed Haggman's pealing back of the layers of lies and deceptions in this chapter of Japanese history. I did want a deeper sense of the main character's inner conflicts, but his did not take away from it being a satisfying read.
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“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.”
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