Stock Image

Silent Bell

Drake, Gary

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0805944109 / ISBN 13: 9780805944105
Published by Dorrance Pub Co, 1998
Used Condition: Collectible: Very Good Hardcover
From Book Lover's Warehouse (Watauga, TN, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 18, 2011

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 6.30 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

FAST SHIPPING & FREE TRACKING! 100% Money Back Guaranteed. The pages of this book are clean and unmarked. There is very little shelf wear. The spine is solid and the binding is tight. EVIDENCE OF MINIMAL MOISTURE DAMAGE. Bookseller Inventory # 134613

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Silent Bell

Publisher: Dorrance Pub Co

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

About this title

Synopsis:

"Silent Bell" is the story of Stuart Stern and Melina Progonos, whose love conquered all, except the times they lived in.

Stuart Stern is a forty-seven-year-old journalist who is content to wander the country alone reporting the news and then seclude himself in his one-bedroom condo - content until he receives a note from Melina, his long lost love; a love that had blossomed amid the conflicting passions of life on a college campus in the turbulent atmosphere of the 1969-70 school year.

Their love overcame crucial social differences that would have torn most couples apart. But they could not overcome the divisive issues of the sixties, especially a defining moment of that era: "Kent State."

Twenty-five years later, Stuart calls the sixties "that wasted decade" and now wonders how he could have ever let the contentions of those times become more important to him than "the most perfect woman I could ever hope to meet."

As he reads and rereads Melina's letter, he recalls the intimacy of their love as it grew against the backdrop of the growing student anti-war movement. But to reminisce for very long would force him to ponder his own complicity in an event that shocked a nation and silenced a love.

Melina's invitation to meet her at the twenty-fifth anniversary commemoration of the Kent State incident sends Stuart's mind on an introspective journey. Why does Melina want to see him again after so many years? How did he let her slip away in the first place? How has he let his own life slip by? Could she ever love the indifferent person he has now become? Is it worth resurfacing the horror of a past he long ago buried in order to reunite with the only woman he ever truly loved?

While examining how a significant historical event affected two individuals, "Silent Bell" is a story about the fragile nature of love: how hard it is to find a perfect love, how easy it is to throw away, and how it may return to change our lives in unsuspecting ways if we keep ourselves open to its possibilities.

From the Publisher:

A man lives an empty life: alone, disenchanted, void of emotion.

Only one woman can restore his faith in love and renew his hope for the future.

But there's no way he can open his heart to her without opening the unbearable wounds of the past.

Silent Bell is the story of Stuart Stern and Melina Progonos, whose love conquered all, except the times they lived in. Stuart Stern is a 47-year-old journalist who is content to wander the country alone reporting the news and then seclude himself in his one-bedroom condo---content until he receives a note from Melina, his long lost love; a love that had blossomed amid the conflicting passions of life on a college campus in the turbulent atmosphere of the 1969-70 school year. Their love overcame crucial social differences that would have torn most couples apart. But they could not overcome the divisive issues of the sixties, especially a defining moment of that era: Kent State. Twenty-five years later, Stuart calls the sixties that wasted decade, and now wonders how he could have ever let the contentions of those times become more important to him than the most perfect woman I could ever hope to meet. As he reads and re-reads Melina's letter, he relives the intimacy of their love as it grows against the backdrop of the growing student anti-war movement. But to reminisce for very long would force him to ponder his own complicity in an event that shocked a nation and silenced a love. Melina's invitation to meet her at the 25th Anniversary Commemoration of the Kent State incident sends Stuart's mind on an introspective journey. Why does Melina want to see him again after so many years? How did he let her slip away in the first place? How has he let his own life slip by? Is it worth resurfacing the awful horror of a past he long ago buried, in order to reunite with the only woman he truly loved? While examining how a significant historical incident affected two individuals, Silent Bell is a story of the fragile nature of love: how hard it is to find a perfect love, how easy it is to throw away, and how it may return to change our lives in unsuspecting ways if we keep ourselves open to its possibilities.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We'd love to have you come by Book Lover's Warehouse in person to browse through our books. Or bring us your own books for trade. Trade credits are used to buy books from the Book Lover's Warehouse store in Johnson City. We are located at 3302 West Market Street (Route 11E) just behind SONIC. We are open Monday through Saturday. Feel free to call or e-mail us if you have any questions or inquiries about the books you are considering purchasing. We want our customers to be happy.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

PAYMENT: PayPal and all major credit cards accepted. Orders are usually shipped
within
one day of receipt of payment. Payment must be received
within 10 day of placing order. Tennessee residents need to
add 9.50% sales tax.

RETURNS: If you are not fully satisfied that your order is
in the same condition as we described, contact us within 7
days for a refund or exchange. Your order must be returned
to Book Lover's Warehouse in the same condition in which it
was received. Shipping is not refundabl...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal