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Love and friendship, greed and lust,
hope and life, death
Everything and everyone is what they seem . . .
Set in the Pacific Northwest,
Graceful Runner is volume one
of the three part novel,
Universal Man. This new, second edition
contains a preface and original black
& white photographs
made by the author, some of which are location shots. 218 pages.
(In order of appearance)
Mindy Sterne, a senior in college, majoring in Mass
Elisabeth Telford, a college freshman who runs.
Dr. Bennett Uchida, a young widowed surgeon in love with
Miriam Sterne, Dr. Sterne’s wife and Mindy’s mother.
—her grandparents were Holocaust survivors.
Dr. Eberhardt Sterne, a family practice physician and
—he founded The
Chinook Assembly, a retreat center in Western Oregon.
Anselm Sterne, Mindy’s younger brother.
Bernardo Armentrout, a high school student who was orphaned.
Talus Schenk, a Theater Arts major in college who works for
Mr. Stanley Timmons, a first year high school English teacher.
Dr. Telford, Elisabeth’s
father—a PhD in International Relations.
Sarah Timmons, Stan’s younger sister.
Thomas Duckwitz, a talented actor—a college freshman Theater
Franklin, a man with ties to the crime underworld.
Dr. Mark Ponder, an OB-GYN.
Theodore, a counselor at a special summer camp.
Gene, a 21 year old man paralyzed by polio.
…their lives overflowing with grace rejected and embraced.