The Path of the Wind

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$17.95  $16.69
Square One Publishers
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6.0 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

James A. Misko (1932 - 2019) was born in Nebraska, then moved to Oregon and Alaska, completing what for him was a natural bridge to the frontier. He worked in his time as an oil field roughneck, a logger, truck driver, saw mill hand, teacher, journalist, real estate broker, and writer.

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"A truly gifted novelist with a genuine flair for creating deftly created and memorable characters, [Misko's] The Path of the Wind is a consistently entertaining and highly recommended addition to community library General Fiction collections."

--Midwest Book Review

"When an author leaves an indelible memory recall of a 'great read, ' my initial thought on his/her next read is: 'Will this one be just as good or better?'. In the case of The Path of the Wind, Misko once again has sealed his place among great authors. His care and forethought toward mapping a storyline is exceptional. His focus on setting the scene for the next exchange of witty and believable dialogue is superb. Misko's writing ability and homage for the English language is award-worthy and then some! I thoroughly enjoyed this writer's essence of how a story should be told! Great read!"

--Feathered Quill

"[In The Path of the Wind, ] Misko skillfully paints a portrait of a person that may well be familiar to many of us: a passionate teacher. Filled with carefully chosen details and distinct voices, the author transports us back to a desk in the classroom of the teachers we most revered as young ones. Misko, as it turns out, was himself a teacher, a fact that gives his storytelling an extra punch of realism. We can sense his own affection for the small town of Tamarack--and the pressures on a young teacher and his burgeoning family. This is an inspiring story, a classic tale of trying to expand a small town's rigid boundaries and change children's lives for the better. As we follow Miles along The Path of the Wind, we find ourselves rooting for him every step of the way."

--Patricia Gale "The Seattle Post-Intelligencer "

"Very inspirational. [Misko's protagonist] Miles Foster is a great role model for anyone who wants to go into the field of teaching, and the kind of teacher that every student deserves."

--Jeryl Marcus "Says Me Says Mom (blog) "