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T.M. Spooner

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Spooner is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and served three years in the U. S. Army. T. M. Spooner lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Biography: In addition to his two novels,T.M Spooner's nonfiction has appeared in Tales from a Small Planet and his short fiction has appeared in River Walk Journal and The Dead Mule.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

T.M. Spooner on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Notes from exile :
ISBN: 9780915745890 OCLC: 84842843

Floricanto Press, Mountain View, Calif. : ©2006.

In a quaint village along the shores of Lake Chapala, two recent college graduates join two men living in self-imposed exile. One, a journalist and jaded philosopher is escaping an inherited family destiny; the other, a British combat veteran, is fleeing what many viewed an unnecessary war ...

The salvation of La Purísima /
ISBN: 0915745887 OCLC: 145505265

Floricanto Press, Mountain View, Calif. : ©2007.

A migrant he befriends draws the novel's narrator, anthropologist Paul Westin, to Mexico. As Westin becomes more involved with the migrants and learns of a tragedy among them, he struggles to maintain professional objectivity. In Mexico he encounters La Purísima, the fractured village and symbol of rural Mexico, desperately struggling with the mysterious death of one of its own young men. The strange and unexpected reactions of the villagers force Westin and a local priest, Father Gabriel, to search for a solution to save La Purísima.