Reviews of To and Fro Upon the Earth: A Novel

What does one do when it seems the entire universe stands against them? That is the world that Jay Adam inhabits in To and Fro Upon the Earth: A Novel. He does not give up easily. He makes the best of the situation, he listens to advice, and he works hard. But when...

An Excerpt from To and Fro Upon the Earth: a Novel

21 Dark hall. Long. Narrow. I stumble forward. The hallway lurches to the right; my arms fly up to protect me as I stumble against the wall. Now a lurch to the left. Earthquake? I grab the edge of a nearby doorframe for stability. Behind me are gas lanterns, fixed on...

Do you ever think about your life’s purpose?

Do you ever thing about your purpose in life? Why you are here? What you are supposed to accomplish? It’s an old question, one that everyone has asked, not just philosophers. Jay Adam thought he knew about purpose. How to live a good life. How to be successful,...

Have you ever felt like you’ve lost everything? Read on…

A breakup—and you think you’ll never find someone else. A job lost—maybe you just aren’t good enough. Or life feels overwhelming and out of control—and it seems like it will never get any better.

Often, we know that it’s just temporary. We’ll feel bad, maybe overreact, but then we get back to it. I’ll find someone else. I’ll get another job. I’ll build back up.

Sometimes, though, the disasters pile up. As if the universe is trying to destroy you. When your whole world is collapsing, you begin to think there is no way out.

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