Sunsets of Inverness

by Joe Ballard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/11/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781477282007

About the Book

“I’m not young anymore, Andy. I’m in the sunset of my life. Time is quickly ticking by. And I was never good at being a bachelor like you. I need to be with somebody, and I think Annie is the one.” So claims Harold Barker, a sixty-six-year-old resident of Tomales Bay, California in this sweet and poignant exploration of love in later years. Having taken a part time job as a paper delivery man, Harold becomes attracted to a woman on his route, Annie Emerson, and although his attempts at initiating a romantic involvement with her begin auspiciously, he is unexpectedly rebuffed as both must come to grips with the ghosts and memories of past loves. Clarity for Annie eventually comes from a young woman, Emily Ruckus, who Annie once guided away from suicide while for Harold assistance comes from his close-knit group of friends in “Operation Woo”. In Sunsets of Inverness we find a couple struggling with what we all must come to terms within our waning years, the loss of life partners, and the search for meaning.

About the Author

After working the tough streets of San Francisco as lead detective and partner of the Coastside Detective agency, Joe Ballard has taken to writing in his retirement years. Sunsets of Inverness is his first book. To learn more about the author and his other works, please search online for Coastside Detectives.