Some promises are easy to break and easier to forget.
Billy Shaw comes from the edge of nowhere. Half Aleut, half American, he escapes his old life in Alaska for a taste of the real world, the world his father came from, promising his sister and the remaining elders he will return to lead them into a new beginning.
Just like his American father, flying is in his blood. But unlike his father, he wants more from life. He wants somewhere to belong.
He joins the army, becomes a pilot. He also meets a nice girl, a rich girl and his new life is good, until the orders come.
Before he leaves for Vietnam, Billy needs to go ‘home’, but the old ways are alien to him now. He also needs to meet his father’s sister but Billy finds his cousin instead, another spoiled rich girl, unbalanced and aimless…
It’s not until Vietnam that he finally learns the importance of family. Of promises made and broken. Of finding a place to belong.
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About the Author
Julie Harris is the Australian author of The Longest Winter, Fool's Gold, The Site, No Exit, The Diamond Factory, Beyond Laughter, An Absence of Angels, Kizzy, The Edge of Nowhere, and many more. She has been published in Australia, USA, UK, Germany and France.
Her writing, which crosses most genres, has been compared to Harper Lee and Jack London.
Julie lives with her husband in a small country town on the Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia.
A selection of comments on Julie's stories include:
"The Longest Winter is the best book I have ever read!!! I love your books!!!
Julie, I am 70 years old and I read 3-4 books a week. "The Longest Winter" is by far the best I have EVER read ... a great pleasure to read and true literary treasure.
I am a Swiss geography teacher and I will recommend your book to my students.
A wonderful story so incredibly written that I could see each scene unfolding. It was like watching a movie. I can't wait to read all your other books.
I almost took a vacation day just so I could read No Exit. I could not wait to finish reading. Julie Harris has found a fan in me.
Julie Harris did it again. I loved her mix of paranormal and mystery in A Tear of Blood and she didn't disappoint with No Exit.
Julie, I just read The Site. Great book. Thanks and keep up the good work.
A Tear of Blood kept me guessing. There were twists and turns throughout the plot that kept me on my toes and my nose in the book.
I really hope that the author turns it into a series."