The Path of the Wind


(ADULT FICTION category)

Miles Foster is a newly minted teacher who dreams of getting a teaching job in the highly respected and financially stable Portland, Oregon school system where everything is available, and where he and his wife call home. But the only opening for his talents is in a remote lumber mill town in central Oregon, two hundred miles away. It is a poor school with forty students, and is controlled by a jealous superintendent and school board who tolerate no thinking outside the box and who conspire to destroy his teaching career.

Miles must find a way to educate students who have been passed along regardless of what they learned, and defeat the damaging control of the school board and superintendent without losing his marriage or his job, or both.

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Narrated by Edison McDaniels.

"I have been an ardent fan of all of Jim Misko's novels. They just get better and better as they exhale the soil and soul of Mid-20th century rural America. The Path of the Wind is his latest and best and constantly brings to mind Wallace Stegner."
– Dr. John Bury, former rural schoolteacher and retired professor/dean
"A truly gifted novelist with a genuine flair for creating deftly created and memorable characters, [Misko's] The Path of the Wind is a consistently entertaining and highly recommended addition to community library General Fiction collections."
– Midwest Book Review
"When an author leaves an indelible memory recall of a 'great read,' my initial thought on his/her next read is: 'Will this one be just as good or better?'. In the case of The Path of the Wind, Misko once again has sealed his place among great authors. His care and forethought toward mapping a storyline is exceptional. His focus on setting the scene for the next exchange of witty and believable dialogue is superb. Misko's writing ability and homage for the English language is award-worthy and then some! I thoroughly enjoyed this writer's essence of how a story should be told! Great read!"
– Feathered Quill
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