Where River Turns To Sky by Gregg KleinerWhere River Turns To Sky by Gregg Kleiner

Where River Turns To Sky

byGregg Kleiner

Paperback | April 6, 1999

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Eighty-year-old George Castor promised he would never let his best friend Ralph die alone at the Silver Gardens Nursing Home--but Ralph passed on while George was away fishing. Distraught, guilt-stricken and seeking redemption, George buys a broken-down mansion in Looking glass, Oregon, paints it fire-engine red, and begins searching for other old folks to share it with him. Because George has made a new promise that will alter the course of the rest of his life. And, with the help of a miraculous old woman named Grace, he assembles a ragtag bunch of aging strangers, determined to make their last days on earth--and his own--an adventure.
At age 16, Gregg Kleiner spent a year in the mountains of northern Thailand as an exchange student. For a month of that year, he lived at a Buddhist monastery as a novice under the tutelage of an aged monk. He has worked as a dairy goat farmer, hotel concierge, freelance journalist, wildlife biologist, and technical writer. He lives in...
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Title:Where River Turns To SkyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.9 inPublished:April 6, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0380805596

ISBN - 13:9780380805594

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George Castor promises his best friend Ralph that he won’t let him die alone in his nursing home. But Ralph passes away while George is on a fishing trip, leaving George guilt stricken. This prompts the 80-year-old man to change his life, as well as those of other seniors. He buys a decrepit mansion in Lookinglass, Oregon, and paints it fire-engine red. With the help of an amazing woman named Grace, he sets out to fill it with others in their twilight years. Where River Turns to Sky is a moving story tinged with the beauty of the Pacific Northwestern landscape.

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"A lovingly told story of aging...an insightful story about reconciliation--finding peace with our mistakes and each other. And it's apoignant story about dying with dignity--or at least flair...[Kleiner] has captured the essence of aging in these endearing, cantankerous, and very human characters."-- "Chicago Tribune"