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A Place to Pause: A Lowestoft Chronicle Anthology

A Place to Pause: A Lowestoft Chronicle Anthology

By Ken Wetherington & othersPublisher: Lowestoft Chronicle PressISBN: 978-1732332836Genre: Short storiesPrice: $17.95 (paperback)
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Adventurous college friends uncover ancient revelations while exploring unmapped territory on an obscure trade route in Central Asia. For the sake of a science experiment, a man fearlessly embarks on an aerial expedition across Montana in the comfort of his wicker lawn chair. And on a remote island southeast of Madagascar, grisly violence arises when a naive traveler doesn't present a gift to those who govern the area… A PLACE TO PAUSE is bulging with absorbing poetry, diverting travelogues, and spirited tales of far-flung adventure.

From savage, small island corruption and monstrous big-game hunting in Africa to hazardous American highways and dubious smuggling exploits in Southeast Asia, we proudly present poetry and prose by Jeff Alphin J.L.Austin, Roger Camp, Lorraine Caputo, Laurel DiGangi, William Doreski, Andrew Edwards, William Fleeson, David Hagerty, Ann Howells, Ben von Jagow, David Klein, Joan Mazza, Warren Merkel, Robin Michel, Michael Robinson Morris, James B. Nicola, Don Noel, Jennifer Swallow, Louise Turan, Ken Wetherington, and Melissent Zumwalt. Plus, new fiction and in-depth interviews with distinguished authors Mary Donaldson-Evans, Mark Jacobs, and Robert Wexelblatt


The latest in a series presents 32 pieces with settings that range from Africa to Asia to North America, with many stops along the way. The collection is evenly split between poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, with three interviews with authors added for background…[and] delivers a certain uniformity in tone. Creative variations on a theme that often makes for vibrant reading. …the authors of stories such as “Singapura” use tales of human foibles and flaws to venture into shadowy, if not pitch-dark, places.

Kirkus Reviews

A Place to Pause is a wonderful collection of work from the fine literary journal, the Lowestoft Chronicle. Anyone who loves travel writing, or just plain good writing, will enjoy the variety of voices and situations chronicled here. Fresh, original, unpretentious, these writers and their work take us to a surprising number of physical and emotional places. A pure delight.

Jim Daniels, award–winning author of Places/Everyone and Birth Marks

A Place to Pause s a delightful blend of captivating stories that inspired me to step away from my desk and experience all the vast glories beyond our screens.

Brian Sacca, actor and screenwriter of Buffaloed