The Ninth Passage


Historical Fiction

Publisher: Newman Springs Publishing

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Alec Driver, a WWII veteran earns an advanced degree in music from a prestigious university. At age thirty-seven with glowing recommendations in hand, he secures the post of choir teacher at a small town high school on Florida's west coast. Soon thereafter he falls in love with Tracy Ashbury a bright, talented and attractive student in his choir. Community outrage aroused by his courtship demands his dismissal prompting certain influential citizens to affect Alec's rescue. National recognition for the choir's unprecedented performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony vindicates Alec's supporters or so it seems...



About the Author

Dale O. Cloninger is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the School of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. The Ninth Passage is a fictional account of a series of actual events that transpired from 1953-1962 in his native Clearwater, Florida. The Ninth Passage is his third book and second novel.


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