A Stream to Follow


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5.4 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Jess Wright is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and a Kolb Endowed Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville. Breaking Free from Depression, one of his self-help books, has been called a "must-have for finding a way through the pain of depression." Good Days Ahead, his scientifically tested online program for depression and anxiety, has helped many thousands on their path to recovery. He is also the first author of a trilogy of award-winning and best-selling books that integrate text and video to help readers learn the key methods of cognitive-behavior therapy, and has lectured widely in Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. A Stream to Follow is his first novel. The author resides in Louisville, KY.


2022 Best Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Historical

"A Stream to Follow touchingly examines trauma, heartbreak, and what it takes to move ahead, in a story that will please readers of character-driven historic and literary fiction."

"Jess Wright's emotional rendering of a front-line surgeon searching for meaning in post-WWII America is engaging, well-paced, and has an excellent arc of character, theme, and plot."

"These pages recall the best parts of Hemingway's Nick Adams, diving deep into the ghosts of war, embers of passion, and the drive to do good work. Jess Wright has a breathtaking winner with A Stream to Follow."
--Devin Murphy, author of The Boat Runner and Tiny Americans

"Historical fiction at its finest. Bruce Duncan is a determined and gentle hero whom readers will root for page after page."
--Samantha Specks, author of Dovetails in Tall Grass

"Jess Wright's A Stream to Follow is a gripping reminder of the trauma of war and the healing power of family and love. A stunning and heartfelt debut."
--Linda Kass, author of Tasa's Song and A Ritchie Boy

"This post-World War II novel touchingly and intelligently reminds us that no war ever ends. It survives in our minds and bodies, daring us to live and love alongside our memories of brutal history and unforgettable valor."
--Shelly Blanton-Stroud, author of Copy Boy

"In a thrilling account of the aftermath of wartime trauma, Jess Wright tells a story of heroism, love, and healing. Engaging and heartwarming. . . . A book you can't put down."
--Robert L. Leahy, PhD, author of Don't Believe Everything You Feel and The Worry Cure

"An authentic portrait of working through traumatic experiences to develop resilience. At the same time, matters of the heart play an important role in the lives of the characters in this compelling family saga . . . an absolute joy to read."
--Ames Sheldon, author of Eleanor's Wars, Don't Put the Boats Away, and Lemons in the Garden of Love

"Jess Wright is a gifted storyteller who weaves the heartrending impact of PTSD into a novel that will resonate with all. It is a page-turner full of love, intrigue, and tested values."
--Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, Professor and Director, Emory University Healthcare Veterans Program, and author of PTSD: What Everyone Wants to Know