Harlan Hague, Ph.D., is a retired history professor. He has traveled around the world, visiting sixty or seventy countries and dependencies. He has published history, fiction, travel and prize-winning biography. His screenplays are making the rounds. More at http://harlanhague.us
"Road to California" for the first time brings together the story of the search for a southern overland route to California by Spaniards, Mexicans and Americans. The book also tells about the response of Native Americans to the invasion of their lands. The story ends in 1848 when discovery of gold in California's Sierra Nevada assured that the trails would be worn deep by the argonauts.
From a farm in Vermont to a spaceship wedded to an asteroid, Amy and her daughter Elaine embark on an adventure that explores the grief and healing after the loss of a husband and father. There is a hint of lost love regained when Amy and Pablo, a Peruvian friend from fifteen years before, meet by chance, and a new beginning when Amy and Elaine decide they would like to live on a farm in the natural area on the aptly-named spaceship-asteroid, the Rachel Carson. A good read, full of suspense and sharp mother-daughter interaction.