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About the author:
Hemlata Vasavada was born in Jodhpur, India, where she earned a master's in philosophy. She immigrated to the United States in 1968 with her husband and their one-year-old daughter. She has been a Girl Scouts volunteer and an ESL tutor. She has conducted workshops through Literacy Volunteers of America to train tutors in English as a Second Language teaching techniques. She is a member of Skagit Valley Writers League where she has held offices of president, vice-president and treasurer.
Her articles and humor essays have been published in The Seattle Times, Houston Chronicle, Syracuse Post Standard, Northwest Life & Times, Tea A Magazine, Everett Herald, anthologies of Skagit Writers, Khabar-a magazine for Indian-Americans and I Should Have Stayed Home-Food, anthology from RDR Books.
The Cascade Winners
The Cascade Winners is the story of four couples and their struggle to maintain professional integrity and personal ties during mergers and takeovers of an industry that designed and manufactured equipment for offshore drilling rigs. Hemlata Vasavada draws a vivid picture of tension the perpetually shifting sands of those years put on the friendships and marriages of characters. The book is, above all, a story of the bonds of friendship.
Judith Kirscht, author of Nowhere Else to Go, The Inheritors, and Home Fires.
A sweeping story of friendship and love spanning nearly half a century. So often, the thing we think is most important isn't. And finally, this band of brothers - and sisters - discovers the thing that is.
Robert H. Mottram, author of In Search of America's Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road, and Angler's Guide to the West Coast: Salmon and Tuna and coauthor of Think like Your Dog: And Enjoy the Rewards.
When life looks blackest, friends prevail. The Cascade Winners is a great example of this as four couples try to recreate their life together as owners of Cascade Products in the fictional town of Cedarville, Washington. Vasavada has created a delightful fictional roller-coaster story based on experiences in a real western Washington manufacturing plant.
Heidi M. Thomas, award-winning author of Cowgirl Dreams and Follow the Dream
The Cascade Winners by Hemlata Vasavada is an absorbing novel following four couples as they weave their lives through friendship and business over a period of 46 years. The novel gives the readers insights on the inner workings of a successful company in the business of the offshore oil industry. The engineers travel to various parts of the world, from South America, to Europe, to Japan, giving readers a taste of commerce, offshore engineering technology and inherent dangers on the offshore oil rigs.
Mary E. Trimble, author of Tubob: Two Years in West Africa with Peace Corps, Tenderfoot, Rosemount and McClellan's Bluff.
- Publication Date:
- 1497300711 / 9781497300712
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Action & Adventure