Bob Sommer’s work has appeared widely in literary, scholarly, and commercial publications. He is the author of Teaching Writing to Adults and co-author of The Heath Literature for Composition. His recent freelance work and stories have appeared in The Kansas City Star, Buzzflash, Cantaraville, and other print and on-line publications. He grew up in Hyde Park, New York, and attended Dutchess Community College (A.A.), Marist College (B.A.), SUNY New Paltz (M.A.), and Duke University (Ph.D). A new novel entitled A Great Fullness is forthcoming later this year: Set in Kansas during the period from the internet bubble of the mid-1990s through the early years of the Iraq War, A Great Fullness is the story of a girl who lives with a secret that even she doesn't know she possesses—the truth about her mother's death. He and his wife Heather live in Overland Park, Kansas, where they have raised three children to adulthood.
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Where the Wind Blew
No one has called Peter Howell by his own name since he belonged to a radical student group in the 1960s. After an act of sabotage that turned deadly, Peter escaped and blended into the American landscape. Decades later, he enjoys the the affluence of the late 1990s with his wife and children. But his life unravels when an ambitious high school reporter uncovers his secret.
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