In this transporting book, David Oliver Relin shines a light on the work of Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, gifted ophthalmologists who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world’s most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995. Tabin was the high-achieving bad boy of Harvard Medical School, an accomplished mountain climber and adrenaline junkie as brilliant as he was unconventional.
"This guy should be madea Saint"
Sports Illustrated's chief NBA writer, Jack McCallum, only planned to spend the preseason with the Phoenix Suns as an "assistant coach" - and then write a story about his experiences. Instead, he stayed on with the Suns throughout their exciting and controversial 2005-2006 season. Gaining access to everything from locker-room chats with superstar point guard Steve Nash, to coaches' meetings with maverick coach Mike D'Antoni, McCallum learned what makes this wildly popular, innovative, and international assemblage of talented players and brilliant coaches tick.
Sal's life has been thrown into turmoil, and he's on the run - from more than one pursuer, it appears. He is accompanied by his new-found friend, Shilly, and he's not entirely sure where he wants to go. But Shilly is. She wants to find her teacher Lodo's old teacher, the Mage Van Haasteren, which means they must head north to the Interior, where Sal's mother was born. The journey is over rugged, mountainous country on the Old Line, and it's dangerous.
Ray Greenland is an exemplary family man, a Thames River pilot who guides others to safety, while his wife Lily runs a dating agency, navigating others to happy futures. What none of those around him know, including Lily and their children, is that Ray's life is not his own. An act committed when he was twelve has meant that Ray must live under a false identity for the rest of his life.