A Hero Dreams


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$19.95  $18.55
Beaver's Pond Press
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Mark Ristau took a giant leap of faith when he left his career as a corporate attorney to tell a story that had burned inside him for years. Selling his house and most of his personal belongings, he packed his car and migrated from Minnesota to the Gulf Coast of southwest Florida, the setting for the story's prologue, which recounts an actual event from Mark's childhood. Five years later, ''A Hero Dreams,'' the first novel in the Hero's Path series, was ready for publication. An avid reader and film buff, Mark is particularly fond of stories that dare to fill hearts with hope and minds with dreams of possibility. His favorite book is ''To Kill a Mockingbird'' and his favorite movie is ''The Shawshank Redemption.'' He credits his daily yoga practice with keeping his head clear and his life in balance during the writing process. Born in Chicago and raised in South Orange, New Jersey, he currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.


'''A Hero Dreams' is a stunning blend of the all-too-real life of little Ricky, not yet ten years old, and the surreal world he creates for himself to survive . . . Beautiful images and scenes contrast with the hardness and brutality of real life to create a montage of what existence and survival is like for one lonely little boy. A fine read...'' -- Judith Koll Healey, author of The Canterbury Papers, The Rebel Princess, and the forthcoming Becket: "flap copy"
''An elegantly written and heart-wrenching tale that transports readers to a time not so long ago, and yet a lifetime away. Ristau leaves us wanting to devour the next installment in the series.'' -- Stephen Yoch, award-winning author of Becoming George Washington "flap copy"
'''A Hero Dreams' takes us from the relatively normal childhood of Ricky Williamson--to a point where he must decide whether to allow the sorrows of the world to burden him or whether to step free into a magical place where all is possible. Mark Ristau has written a lovely book...'' -- Mary Logue, author of the Claire Watkins mysteries and Sleep Like a Tiger "flap copy"