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About the Book
In the third installment of the Mighty Orion Series, aging patriarch Percy Kilkenny is made to burrow deeper into the dark caves of his past. Not alone on this brave venture, his sons and daughter reluctantly accompany him, as does his abiding wife. Unlike their mother Clara though, his offspring are reticent to forgive. As with him, their wounds have not gone away. Injury inflicted by their father during his fumble at parenting in an era of rigid convention, persists.
Festering conflicts which prompted their desertion, slowly surface and each time it happens, reverberations ripple through three generations of family. In Percy´s strong desire to mend with Sophie, his only daughter, a truce is forged. But when disaster strikes Sophie´s marriage, ripping it to shreds, she accepts an invitation for an unusual assignment. The fragile peace bond sees a set-back as Percy reverts to his old ways, and forbids it.
Adamantly, Sophie embarks on the life and death adventure which implicates all the Kilkennys. Through visceral hardships, a better understanding emerges and her former view of her father is no longer viable.
And when a tragic accident happens within the family, surprising discoveries are made. Percy´s grandchildren lend a positive stroke to the saga and play a redeeming part as the lattice of family cohesiveness becomes strongly woven.
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About the AuthorPatricia A. Donahue
She was born in New Brunswick into a large bi-lingual family of storytellers. After becoming an R.N. in Montreal she re-located to Vancouver and took a Bachelor of Physical Education and an M.A. in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Raising her three children has been her most important achievement.
She worked as a critical unit nurse, a rehabilitation consultant at Workers Compensation Board, and for over two decades had a successful psychotherapist practice in downtown Vancouver. She taught at university for fifteen years.
Her first publications were in international academic journals in psychology focused on Morita Therapy. Later when she turned to fiction-writing her short stories appeared in anthologies and magazines and non-fiction in newspapers.
Visiting seaports, maritime museums, and training on tall ship Bark Europa, crossing the North Atlantic in 2004, formed part of her research for this series. She is a member of the BC Federation of Writers, The North Shore Writers, an Associate of The Canadian Authors Association and a founding member of both the Okanagan Writers League, and Location Writing. Currently she lives in White Rock, BC, presents at writers´ festivals and offers writing workshops. In 2012, she received the Okanagan Literary Arts Award for her contribution to Canadian literature.