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Magnetic North In Magnetic North an aging warrior and his best friend perhaps his only friend ride motorcycles to Alaska, with the ultimate goal of riding to the Arctic Circle It is a ride that mirrors their lives, a ride that causes old stories, old trials, old darkness to come, once again, through the spinning wheels of the machines they are ridingMorgan is a man who can t give it up His propensity toward violence has followed him through all the days of his life, and it follows him nowSlade has shared much of Morgan s life, and he has been the one of the rare stabilizing factors in that life Without Slade, it is clear that Morgan has no guidance, no goals, and no potential for living much longer than his next encounter with almost anythingAnd so the two old friends ride out from New Mexico and Colorado heading north Another great novel from Lee Maynard I m hoping for a sequel.


About the Author: Lee Maynard

Lee Maynard was born and raised in the hardscrabble ridges and hard packed mountains of West Virginia, an upbringing that darkens and shapes much of his writingMaynard s novel, Crum, was the first original fiction published by Washington Square Press, an imprint of Simon Schuster In its first month of publication, the novel rose to No 8 on the Doubleday Best Seller List The novel has been taught in English literature classes in a score of prestigious universities Sometimes called the book that wouldn t die , Crum was republished by Vandalia Press a commercial imprint of West Virginia University Press in the summer of 2001 It was the first book published by Vandalia and within a year became the best selling book in the history of the university.The National Endowment for the Arts awarded a Literary Fellowship in Fiction to Maynard for Crum s sequel, Screaming With The Cannibals volume II of a trilogy , published by Vandalia Press in 2002 The third and last volume of the trilogy, The Scummers, will be published by Vandalia in spring, 2012.Maynard s latest novel, The Pale Light of Sunset, a work of creative nonfiction, was published by Vandalia in October 2009 His latest novel, Cinco Becknell, is now available on Kindle.Maynard s short fiction has appeared in such publications as Columbia Review of Literature, Appalachian Heritage and the literary magazine, Kestrel.As a journalist, Maynard was an assignment writer for Reader s Digest forthan two decades His journalism and non fiction work has appearedthan 100 times in publications as diverse as The Saturday Review, Rider Magazine, Washington Post, Country America, Dual Sport News and Christian Science Monitor.Much of Maynard s work is highly controversial His novel, Crum, was banned in his home state and, even today, stirs deep, conflicting emotions among the people of Appalachia Nevertheless, Maynard s work has been critically acclaimed His prose has been held in comparison to Hemingway, Twain, Harris, Faulkner and Salinger.Specializing in the novel, Maynard has taught at many national and regional workshops, including the Appalachian Writers Workshop, Southwest Writers Workshop, and West Virginia Writers Conference He has served as Writing Master at Allegheny Echoes.Maynard has been a management and editorial consultant to newspapers, magazines and small publishing companies, and was once a college president An avid outdoorsman, he is a mountaineer, sea kayaker, skier and former professional river runner He once rode a motorcycle from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Arctic Circle He lives near Santa Fe.


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