Amazon this morning announced a major publishing coup: Richard Bach’s Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student is available exclusively as a Kindle Single, for $2.99.
The author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah has sold more than 60 million copies of his books. His new spiritual memoir, according to the Amazon release, “is his first comment on his near-death experience in a plane crash in 2012.” I am about halfway through it, and I can assure you that if you are a fan of Bach’s work you are going to stop everything, click here to buy it, and sit down for a deeply healing read. If you only dimly remember reading that story about the seagull, you owe it to yourself to check back in with this writer’s renewed powers of imagination and affirmation of life.
The release has this quote from the author:
I never planned to write a follow-up to Illusions. But after I was very nearly destroyed in an accident aboard my seaplane, I wondered if it were not an accident at all, but a test. Kindle Singles gave me the opportunity to share my story immediately.
I can’t think of a better way for Kindle Singles editor David Blum to celebrate three years at the helm of the Kindle Singles store as its first and only editor. And I am happy to report that he will be my guest on next week’s episode of The Kindle Chronicles. Click here to listen to the interview I did with him on the show in October, 2012. Here is what he has to say about this latest Kindle Single in the release:
It’s a thrill to have a writer of Richard’s influence publish his work as a Single. Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions were iconic books that touched millions of readers. This new Single marks the return of an important American voice.
The new Illusions is terrific. Each chapter begins with an inspiring truth. Having survived a terrible plane crash, Richard Bach has earned the right to assert this one: “In every disaster, in every blessing, ask, ‘Why me?’ There’s a reason, of course, there’s an answer.”