The View from Trees

The View from Trees

by Jack Urquhart

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Overview

In “The View from Trees,” selected from the short story collection, So They Say, eleven-year-old Peter craves the thrill of soaring—much to the dismay of parents Rex and Marcia Fordham. The taller the tree, the better the climbing; the more challenging the petty theft, the greater Peter’s excitement; not even worrisome twin brother Alec can curb his curiosity and risk-loving ways. Maturing dangerously fast, the twins stand on the brink of discovering the truth of their father’s secret life—and their Grandfather’s sinister machinations. When Alec is wrongly blamed for a series of thefts, Peter finds a way to make both their spirits soar in this story of brotherly love.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013484672
Publisher: Jack Andrew Urquhart
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Series: So They Say Collected Stories , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 345 KB

About the Author

Jack Andrew Urquhart was born in the deep American South. Following undergraduate work at the University of Florida, Gainesville, he taught sixth grade and worked with gifted and talented students in Florida’s public schools. After doing time in a small privately-owned Colorado bank, he returned to the classroom to earn a Master of Arts degree in English, Creative Writing, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was the winner of the Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Award for Fiction (1991). His work has appeared online at Clapboard House Literary Journal, Crazyhorse Literary Journal, and Standards: The International Journal of Multicultural Studies. He is the author of So They Say, a collection of self-contained, inter-connected stories, published in e-book form as well as in paperback. Formerly a writing instructor at the University of Colorado’s Writing Program, Mr. Urquhart was, until recently, a senior analyst for the Judicial Branch of California. The father of two adult children, he currently resides in central Florida with his life-partner, Raymond L. Boyington.
Mr. Urquhart can be followed on Twitter: @JackAUrquhart

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