Appetites: Are You Driving Or Driven?: Don't Get Left Behind
Much has been written about the rich history of the Sacramento Valley - the Gold Rush of 1849, Sutter's Fort, the Donner Party and the Pony Express.
"The Swan" brings you tales inspired by the people who live in the valley today: their dreams, their hopes and loves, their weaknesses and their personal tragedies. Beginning with two children who meet in a field under the stars to face life and death together, author Andy O'Hara explores how ordinary people face extraordinary challenges with quiet determination and unseen heroism. For some, the line between courage and cowardice is a thin one, the choices difficult, and the paths they follow full of surprises. It is no coincidence that, in one, a police officer is overwhelmed by his job and fights thoughts of suicide.
This book is not without controversy. It's not a collection of warm and fuzzy "feelgood" endings--only life at its enigmatic, often confusing but truthful best. There are parts you will love, even hate, but they will force you to think (or retreat into whatever safe corner is yours).
A thread of ancient legend and mystery binds the people of these dramatic tales together in a web that will endear you, forever, to the charm and beauty of the Sacramento Valley.