SNOW PICTURES - A Novel
A summer's swim in the Delaware River turned toward tragedy for Marcus Kenrick. Saved by his brother's call, he remains quiet about his near-death experience. As he explores its meaning, he grows to be a man with an uncommon capacity to heal and unrelenting curiosity to understand its potential. During a day's hike to photograph waterfalls, his capacity to heal fails him and he is unable to prevent the death of a five-year-old drowning victim and questions its purpose. As Marcus explores the source for the healing he experiences, he touches many lives in his small Pennsylvania town and begins a broader awakening.
Levittown Pennsylvania is a solidly middle-class/working-class suburb of Philadelphia. The 'sense-of-place' derived from this middle-class neighborhood permeates the essays with a perspective on issues in the wider world. The writings present observations with humor, humility, awe, and sometimes with gentle scolding; all with a hopeful intent.