CURRENTSEvery Life Leaves an Imprint
by Matt McGovern
With CURRENTS, you will flow on an effortless journey
to explore the most difficult of subjectslife and deathas
you confront the sometimes heartrending realities of everyday life, the inevitability of death, and uncertainties about what lies beyond.
Readers have called this book uplifting, insightful,
spiritual, a wonderful read, thought-provoking, inspirational,
and very much needed.
For a book to make me cry, it's got to be well written. CURRENTS made me confront my greatest fears of losing the
people I love most in the world, or leaving them behind.” Raeleen York
Set in an unspoiled corner of Maine visited by few but
the author, CURRENTS is the fictional account of one man's search
for meaning and purpose. From this center, the
book spans multiple settings and times, weaving past and present, life
and death. Readers are on one hand immersed in the simplicity and
serenity of Nature, while on the other exposed to the stark realities of life.
What a wonderful book! My parents both passed away recently. They were
elderly, but that never makes it any easier. CURRENTS made me think
about what’s important and what isn’t.
Explains the author, CURRENTS is speculative fiction. It's an exploration of what's possible, about why we're here, why things happen, the role I see us playing in it all, and whyI
believewe should never lose hope.
CURRENTS is Recommended Reading . . .
There are no supernatural eventsonly natural
occurrences we don't yet fully understand.
Begun as a personal exploration of life and
deathrooted in the author's desire to come to terms with the deaths of
his own parents decades earlierCURRENTS grew from a series of essays,
vignettes and ponderings into a 180-page novel.
Much of CURRENTS is based loosely on actual events and the
author's personal experiences and discoveries.
I started writing CURRENTS just for me, to help
me get my mind around what I was feeling about the loss of my parents and
how their deaths have affected my lifea kind of therapy through
writing, McGovern explains. But soon I began to realize that others
might benefit from reading it as well.
Literature based on this theme is very badly needed in Western
culture. This story...could be of great value in counseling centers,
hospices, and other locations where people are facing the inevitability
of death.Judge, Writer's Digest 12th Annual International Self-Published Book
CURRENTS makes an ideal gift
for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day,
and other special occasions when you want to give a simple
token of friendship, inspiration or love; or when you or someone you love
A river, like a life, is an amazing thing. Think of all it touches, all
it supports along its course.
Reading CURRENTS is an intensely personal
experience—one that will open the
eyes and minds of readers and make their hearts and spirits lighter.
Many have commented that they re-visit certain chapters or passages
because the words hold special meaning or comfort for them.
CURRENTS will hold, guide and
protect you as it masterfully moves you toward the peaceful waters
of understanding, acceptance, contentment, joy and inner peace.Doug Leland, Author, Executive Coach, Retirement
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Reading CURRENTS was very therapeutic for me. As a Vietnam Vet, I
still struggle to understand why some of us made it home and some of us
didn’t. CURRENTS really opened my eyes.Dale Davis
This book taught me I don’t have to fear death, that it’s a part of
life. It also made me realize how important our time together is.
12-year old reader
I loved this book!S.K.
CURRENTS allowed me to experience a complete range of
emotions, from delight and exhilaration to grief and despair. But more
importantly, it made me realize that these emotions all have their
necessary place in our lives. None of them can or should be completely
excluded from our lives . . . as they are what make life worth living!Pamela Wagner
CURRENTS is a touching, life-affirming look at loss and how, through
loss, we gain insight. CURRENTS makes you realize that no life, no matter
how short, is insignificant. Every life is important. Everyone deserves to
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Excerpt from CURRENTS
. . .
Michael Sharpe looked, talked and acted like
other men, but Michael Sharpe was not a man. He could grow and age
like a man, but he could not die.
On this night—an early June evening in
Bangor, Maine—Michael sat quietly at a hospital bedside. He listened
to the rhythmic and familiar tone of medical monitors beeping and
clicking. Beside him, the frail form of Daniel Ridge—a flesh and blood
man, a man who could and would soon die—trembled beneath
a sagging sheet.
Michael clutched the man's hand firmly. Each
drip of painkiller down Daniel's intravenous line ticked off the
seconds to his demise. Wracked with liver cancer and only one day shy
of his forty-fourth birthday, Daniel would not live through the night.
This Michael knew; this is what had called him here. Daniel would
leave behind three young children under the age of 12. He would leave
a wife of 17 years.
Michael studied Daniel's quivering eyelids
that always seemed on the verge of fluttering open. He wondered what
thoughts were in the dying man's mind. What was it like to be
afraid of death?
Death was inevitable. Michael knew this.
Death was necessary. Michael knew this, too.
Death provided finite beings with focus and
clarity. Death provided a clear beginning and a distinct ending. Death
provided a sense of urgency, a need to accomplish and to grow within
short spans of time.
All of this Michael knew.
Infinite beings did not fear the passing of
seasons and years. They did not fear death. Yet infinite beings tended
to drift, to lose focus, to lose passion, to begin to wonder, “Why?”
Michael was such a being . . .