The Journey

by Karl Olson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/17/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781480808362
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781480808379

About the Book

As a cabin awaits its form and purpose, an elk seeks comfort in the tall grass, and a man ventures into the woods with his ax. His goal is to find logs that will help him build the walls, floor, and roof of his new home. At the end of the day, he returns to his wagon, his family, and his dreams. As he labors day after day, finally the cabin becomes a reality. He and his family have completed their journey toward a new life—and home.

With his dream now fulfilled, Anviel welcomes his wife, Lakina, and their children, Svend and Astrid, to the cabin to laugh, cry, sing, dance, pray, and give thanks for the bounty given to them. As the family ekes out an existence in the serene valley they share with an owl—whose voice haunts Anviel—despair and tribulation eventually visit. Still, the family endures year after year. The children come of age and Anviel works hard to make ends meet—until the owl calls his wife’s name, leaving Anviel left wondering when his own time will come.

In this poignant tale, an immigrant family embarks on a journey toward a new beginning where a lonely cabin beckons hope for the future and renews their spirit as life comes full circle.

About the Author

Karl Olson was born in Nebraska and then relocated to California to complete his College education.  He is married and have two children.  Karl is a retired Registered Nurse and the author of My World at Three. Karl and his wife reside in Washington, where he enjoys reading  historical fiction and non-fiction books.