A Rainbow in the Dark
Publisher : Neoziel Publishing, LLC
Description

Finding himself alone in a place he should find comfort and security is only the beginning of his problem…

 

           Abandoned by his family, Kirk is thrust into a murderous white-collar-crime scheme.  Only fourteen years old, Kirk is forced to grow up fast as he discovers that his hometown’s most respected elders have been involved in war-time fraud and will kill anyone who gets in the way. 

Set in 1945 rural Oklahoma, Kirk quickly realizes that he is alone in more ways than one.  In an era long before civil rights, Kirk blatantly comes to know the war between the races, learning to accept what he cannot understand. As the threat to Kirk’s life draws nearer, however, his rescue comes from the most unlikely of places.

Skeet, one of the town’s most respected elders, causes much disruption among the townspeople by hiring a black young man, Kirk to work in his pharmacy.  Even Kirk is in disbelief, but as the story unfolds, Skeet’s desire to truly help his fellow man comes shining through. 

Rainbow in the Dark renews hope that solid virtues bring serenity to a chaotic world.  This story is a reminder of an unseen guiding light that miraculously leads even the most vulnerable and timid through a dark world.  The lessons learned by Kirk will be carried forward during his influential life.

 



The Story Behind This Book
The author was inspired to go to medical school by his college professor, Dr. Henry Kirkland, Jr. The conversations between the two lead to this book. The book is the story of a young African American man overcoming many obstacles to become a celebrated professor.


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Amazing Story, September 3, 2011
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This story provides a powerful remembrance of how times have changed in such a short period of history. The current generation would do well to read books like, "A Rainbow in the Dark", in order to understand the benefits of the society they now find themselves in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Story, August 22, 2011
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Just started reading this book and am hooked. Well written. Truly inspiring. It has it all. A local flavor that extends to many situations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow in the Dark, August 18, 2011
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The book was interesting and inspiring. Real live situations where a person not only survives obstacles but uses them to prevail, rejoice and pass along the benefits to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow in the Dark, July 9, 2011
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If you like "The Help", you will love "Rainbow in the Dark". There are a handful of books that satisfy every emotion as this on does. It carries and left me with a responsibility for extreme kindness and the profound effect it can have on a human life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read!, December 1, 2011
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I read this book and met the men behind the book. Having done that I can only say that I can see why this book is so amazing. A story about a man who overlooked what was acceptable in his time and did his own thing and the outcome of those whose lives he touched. I love wandering around downtown Atoka in my job and picturing the places within the pages of this book. It's better than a history book that can sometimes be drab because the storyline jumps out and drags you in. I read it in a day while doing housework (yeah more reading than housework)and couldn't put it down. I am an avid reader and love being able to share great books with friends and family and this is one that has been and will continue to be shared with my fellow book lovers. ~CS AMS


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Wade McCoy
Wade McCoy, MD is a family practice physician at Gilbert Medical Center in Bethany, Oklahoma. He met Dr. Kirkland in 1986 in an Introduction to Biology class at Southwester More...