R. L. Prendergast

Biography

R. L. (Rod) Prendergast’s first novel, "The Impact of a Single Event," was long-listed for literary fiction by the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2009. The book became a bestseller in Canada. Rod’s second novel, "Dinner with Lisa," was awarded the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal for Best Regional Fiction, Western Canada. Inspired by his son’s inability to sleep through the night, Rod then wrote a children’s story, "Baby, Please go to Sleep." "The Confessions of Socrates" is his third novel and fourth book. "The Confessions of Socrates" is a finalist for the 2017 Whistler Independent Book Award for Fiction, was shortlisted for the 2017 International Rubbery Book Award and was a finalist for the 11th annual National Indie Excellence Award for Historical Fiction.

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The Confessions of Socrates
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 109,380. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Socrates sits chained to a wall in a small prison cell. In a month he will die of hemlock poisoning. At night, by the light of a tiny oil lamp, on rolls of paper smuggled in by loyal friends, he tells his three sons the story of his life. Socrates honestly reveals his thoughts and feelings, his successes and his failures, and his search for the answer to the ultimate question—how can I be happy?
Dinner with Lisa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,010. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Canada
In the disastrous economic times of the 1930s, Joseph Gaston, a young widower with four children, arrives in the small town of Philibuster seeking security for his family. Instead, he faces barriers everywhere. Enraged by his situation, he attempts one last desperate act—on the night he learns about the mysterious Lisa.
The Impact of a Single Event
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,970. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General
A terrible car accident occurs. Richard and Sonia stop to help the critically injured victims. In the process, they find a 140-year-old journal by the side of the road. Six different people have written in the journal. Though the entries span three centuries, the writers share a quest: the search for meaning in their lives.

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