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Elmer W. Lovrien—Homer the Innocent: Selected Stories

About the Book: 

A 12-yeal old boy wryly observes the funeral of an undertaker. A teacher spins yarns about the lives of saints, hoping that her students will want to emulate martyrs. The first hunting of a bird has a surprise outcome. A fifteen-year-old discovers the importance of the backseat of a car...and he learns to be responsible and adjust to the coming death of his father. A man bicycles from coast to coast on a bicycle, seeking the physical challenges and reclaiming something he has lost. 

From innocence to awakening, from the humorous to the serious, from the subtle to the sublime these are a few of the themes found in Homer the Innocent, a collection of short stories from Elmer W. Lovrien. 

About The Author:

Elmer W. Lovrien completed a two-year writing program at The Loft for Writers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He writes short stories full time. His past weaves its way through a world of social work, newspaper writing for a small town daily newspaper, pre-school teaching, parent education, and crisis counseling. He has travelled extensively by bicycle, pedaling from coast to coast in the United States and through France. He is a plumber's son, a one-time altar boy and high school sports enthusiast. His stories reflect many of those experiences. He has been published in the Lake Region Review and has two e-books published on Amazon books, titled Homer The Innocent: Four Stories and Bicycle Tales: Two Stories from A Cross-country Bike Ride. He has written stories and articles for parenting, family and fathering journals and magazines.

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