A Place to Cross the River

Reflections on a

What was it like to grow up as a Baby Boomer? A Baby Boomer in a small Western town? In a narrative style reminiscent of Robert Ruark, Mark Twain, and Gene Shepard, the author transports readers to a recent era just before the politics of greed and the frenetic explosion of technology irrevocably changed the world. Often funny, sometimes touching and ultimately uplifting, A Place to Cross the River allows readers a personal glimpse into the rural world of America during the period that spawned the Baby Boomer generation. Come along and share that “kinder, gentler time and place” through eyes that lived it first hand.

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About the Book

No YouTube, no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter. Not even any cellphones or personal computers. There was a time, and it was surprisingly recent when this was all true – a “kinder gentler time”, according to a former U.S. President. Boring, you might suppose? Well, no. Oddly enough, it may have been less boring than today.

This is a book about that time, and about a real place where life was tied to the land. The passing years have left their mark, but perhaps less severely than in other settings. There, in that “place to cross the river” some of the “kinder, gentler” characters still survive today.

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Genre: Inspirational
Publisher: RLG ENTERPRISES, LLC
Publication Year: 2018
ASIN: B079H5XKDL
ISBN: 9781977031068
List Price: 8.99
eBook Price: 3.99
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About the Author
Richard Guest

Dr. Richard E. Guest, passed away on February 5, 2019 of heart failure.
A brilliant gentleman, Richard served within many vocations throughout his life including as a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for over thirty years; as a Methodist minister; as the director of several counseling centers; as an Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy for Colorado State University; and as a worker for people whose place in society was often in jeopardy. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Colorado State University, a Master of Divinity from The Iliff School of Theology and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Northwestern University. In later years, he worked in several capacities for the Larimer County Department of Health and Human Services, managing the office at Estes Park, Colorado; then, moving to Fort Collins and working for transportation issues for the disabled; and establishing a program to reduce recidivism within the Larimer County Jail, among other such undertakings throughout Fort Collins.
He loved the outdoors and spent many happy hours as a youth hunting (but later only with a camera) and as a life-long fisherman whose skills as a fly-tying fisherman were much in demand. On many occasions, he was the only one in a group to catch fish. He recently published an autobiography entitled A Place to Cross the River highlighting his early life in Rocky Ford. His skills as an author, musician, singer, photographer, poet, and artist were remarkable. In addition, his ability to connect with others and to remember the myriad facts, data, and knowledge of the world was unsurpassed. Trite as it might seem, Richard Guest was truly a man for all seasons.

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Elliot Actor is a retired IBM marketing executive and did not take up creative writing until very late in life. Almost all his previously published writings were limited solely to articles and reports that were technical, marketing, or business-related. His first book published in 2015 on Amazon was based primarily on a fictionalized accounting of his memoirs while serving in Marine Corps Recon as a sniper in Vietnam. That novel for personal and legal reasons he published anonymously under a pen name. Although no advertising was done this novel has sold quite well, and Elliot learned he enjoyed writing, especially fiction, and had a talent for storytelling. To improve his writing skills Elliot took several online fiction writing classes and joined weekly writer’s groups. The Forgotten Bomb published on Amazon in 2018, and the follow on novel DESPOT, published in 2019 are a direct result of those efforts. His latest action/adventure thriller The Exiles published in 2020 is a further culmination of the development of his fiction writing skills.

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