The Riverford Term


When Charles Thurston finds himself alone in the world after the death of his father—a banker/philanthropist—and later his cold, controlling mother—Charles discovers, to his dismay, that he is woefully unprepared for entering the wider world. Sheltered by 37 years of servitude to his mother, Charles is aimless and indecisive, and he reluctantly accedes to his mother's prearranged plan to enroll as a student at tiny Riverford College in northern Vermont. Riverford’s president, Dr. Daniel Rainey, is a longtime family friend who Charles hopes will provide a caring, mentoring hand in his transition to independent living. Charles' true mentor, however, proves to be the college's fill-in secretary and dorm parent, Amy Kelly, who becomes Charles' compassionate guardian, picking him up when he falls and acting as catalyst in his journey toward late-blooming maturation. Read more

About Lauren "Joe" Welch

Among the hobbies he has pursued since his retirement in 2006 from the State of Vermont, Lauren "Joe" Welch has sought to indulge his passion for writing fiction. His previous novel, A Homecoming To Death, was published in 2008. Read more


Excerpt from the Book

He tugged once again at the too-tight collar of his new white dress shirt and silently damned the unbearable heat... Read more

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ISBN: 9781457532641
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