Publisher: Newman Springs Publishing
Controversy abounds when a WWII veteran turned choir teacher has romantic relationship with student.
Alec Driver, a WWII veteran with advanced degree in hand, secures the post of choir teacher at a small town high school on Florida’s west coast. He quickly falls in love with a bright, talented and attractive student. Community outrage demands his dismissal prompting influential citizens to affect his rescue. National recognition for his choirs unprecedented performance of Beethoven’s NinthSymphony vindicates his supporters, or so it seems.
Dale O. Cloninger is Professor Emeritus and former Dean at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and now the author of two novels (Death on Demand his first). While fiction, The Ninth Passage is based on his experiences while growing up on Florida’s west coast during the 1950’s.