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About the author:
Brian Rae was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. He worked at Kaiser Aluminum Mead Works north of Spokane during the summer months of 1963-67 to pay for his tuition at Gonzaga University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga in 1967 then entered the Jesuit Religious Order which provided him important direction in his unfocused life. He earned a Masters of Education degree at Seattle University in 1987. A retired high school English teacher, coach and administrator, and retired adjunct professor in the Secondary Education Department at Western Washington University, he currently resides in Lynden, Washington. He and his wife Polly have two daughters. When not writing, he loves to backpack, hike, hunt and snow ski.


Authored by Brian H. Rae

CRUCE is set in Spokane, Washington during the summer of 1967. Bill Roberts, just graduated from Gonzaga University, has committed to enter the Jesuit Religious Order at the end of August, and returns to his summer job at the Kaiser Aluminum Mead Works smelter to pay off his college loan.

Soon, he meets alluring Barb Scott, who introduces him to pleasures he's never imagined; now he must wrestle with important life decisions. Should he keep his commitment to enter the Jesuit Novitiate and honor his mom's dream that he become a priest? Should he keep his secure job at Kaiser and continue his relationship with Barb? Should he heed the advice of the "lifers" at the smelter to use his college education rather than get trapped at the plant like they did? Which choice will lead to lasting happiness?

Publication Date:
0986329703 / 9780986329708
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Coming of Age

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