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The Life and Times of Homer Sincere Whose Amazing Adventures are Documented by His True and Trusted Friend Rigby Canfield

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The Life and Times of Homer Sincere Whose Amazing Adventures are Documented by His True and Trusted Friend Rigby Canfield

Nathaniel Lande

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ISBN 13: 9781590203286
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May 2010

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Upon reading an early draft of Nathaniel Lande’s novel, William Styron called it “a lovely confection of unforgettable characters, a gem of a story full of smiles.” The Life and Times of Homer Sincere, Nathanial Lande’s picaresque novel, begins and ends with the wonderfully endearing friendship of its two main characters, Homer Sincere and Rigby Canfield, whose adventures take them from childhood to adulthood, from mysterious hangouts in New Orleans to the silver screen in Hollywood, and which leads them both to fall in love with the same woman.

As a boy, Homer is swept up in the notion of becoming a Soldier of the Word. As he grows up and deals with the struggles of being an orphan, he learns to use his vivid imagination to overcome the obstacles in his path, becoming a writer and eventually writing for the last great Hollywood studio.

The Life and Times of Homer Sincere embraces the landscape of America and captures the innocence of an earlier time full of mischief, real life heroes and the simplicity of friendships that feel like family.

Inspired by the great writers, Homer is a different kind of hero who will appeal to all those who follow their dreams to New York and Hollywood’s romantic world of cowboys and heroes.

NATHANIEL LANDE is a journalist, author, and filmmaker and was a creative force behind TIME Incorporated, during his tenure as Creative Director for the Magazine Group and Director of TIME World News Service.

He is the author of ten books including the widely acclaimed novel, Cricket. He received outstanding recognition for Dispatches from the Front and the recent best seller for National Geographic Books, The 10 Best of Everything. Educated at Oxford University, he earned his PhD at Trinity College, Dublin and has held appointments as professor to the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and Distinguished Scholar to Trinity College Dublin.

Praise for The Life and Times of Homer Sincere Whose Amazing Adventures are Documented by his True and Trusted Friend Rigby Canfield:

"This is a wonderful epic tale of a soldier of the world making his way from New Orleans to the realms of magazine publishing and the great era of Hollywood Studios. It captures the spirit of a great time in America. Nathaniel Lande, a valued veteran of the golden years at Time/Life, is the perfect person to bring us the endearing and amazing adventures of Homer Sincere."
--WALTER ISAACSON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and Einstein: His Life and Universe

“Nathaniel Lande’s novel is rich with nostalgia, compassion and humor. The saga of Rigby and Homer is beautifully told, full of rich details you will not soon forget. You will finish this special tale satisfied, but wanting more. There is a symmetry here: a story about movies that would make a good movie.”
--SELDEN EDWARDS, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book

“I have just had a remarkable journey across a landscape of time, place, and emotion. In other words, I just finished reading Nathaniel Lande’s remarkable novel about one Homer Sincere. Part Forrest Gump, part Rocket Boys, and part Adventures in the Screen Trade, this is the story of an America that used to be or at least should have been... an instant classic!” --HOMER HICKAM, New York Times bestselling author of Rocket Boys and October Sky

“This is an interesting slice of Life that uses real persona and events to anchor time and place…fans will relish Rigby Canfield’s biographical fictional account of his BFF.” -- Midwest Book Review

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