The Outcast: The Long Road Back

Following a scandalous divorce, Alex MacLachlan, third son of a prominent New York banker, finds himself socially ostracized by family and friends. Heartsick, he wanders the world, until one day he comes ashore, thousands of miles from home, in the small rural town of Salem, Oregon. An alcoholic at age 26, Alex is befriended by the local doctor and his beautiful daughter Emily. More

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Published: Nov. 28, 2011
Words: 96,490
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465704146
About Barbara Dan

First published in her teens, Barbara Dan admits to enjoying a variation of life experiences, including working as an actress, model, night club comedienne, comedy writer, puppeteer, theatrical producer in Hollywood, screenwriter, publicist, real estate saleswoman, hands-on-builder of houses, escrow officer, co-teacher of couples communication workshops with her late husband, family counselor John Dan.

Other hats she has worn include publisher, editor, adjunct college professor, and—by far her biggest joy and challenge—being mother to four grown children and grandma to five very lively grandchildren and recently to two great-grandbabies.

Hobbies: gardening, cooking, oil painting, quilting. She is a voracious reader on many subjects, loves to haunt old graveyards and historic sites.

Many of her characters are inspired by family genaeology charts! But the most outrageous ones come straight from her overactive imagination, including O'Rourke's Bride and MacGregor's Bride, both Kensington releases.

Even though she has degrees in Theatre Arts and Advanced Accounting, and an M.A. in Humanities (emphasis: literature) from Cal State University, she insists that real life is far better preparation for writing than academia!

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