This is the latest 'novel' by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. Unlike his most recent books, "A Manuscript Found in Accra" follows the pattern of one of his earlier works and is a collection of wisdom sayings and sage advice around various life topics.
This is the story of our nation’s earliest tornado chasers – from the day Benjamin Franklin whacked his riding crop at a whirlwind he chased into a Maryland woodland to the storm watchers of WW II, meet up with early proto-scientists and awe-struck adrenalin junkies who back in the day didn’t have motor cars to drive nor much scientific knowledge to explain the violent weather they chased. But they were as awed by the power of rampaging nature as those who travel with storms today. This is quite a story!
"Gullah Folklore: (Re)Membering Our Pathways through Low Country Legacies," will feature a research tour to the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands, the world premiere of a dance project and speakers, music and other performances.
Lead character Paul Jacobson is an 80 year old with a daily short term memory challenges but he's one heck of a retired investigator! A thoughtful plot, appealing characters, and most importantly in my mind, an honest look at the travails and joys of old age today make this latest entry in the new genre of "Geezer Lit" worth your reading time.