La Via dell'Amore: The Path of Love (Paperback)
I wanted to give her the moon. What she got instead was a weekend father. When Maria asked for Europe as her college graduation present, I was delighted. I couldn't rewrite the past, but I could take her to Paris. I could show her the Alps. We could explore Venice and Florence. We could discover the C te d'Azur. We might even find each other along the way.This is the story of a father and daughter chasing whispers of a bridge across an ocean. Four countries, three weeks, two people, one chance. Would it be enough?
Born in Lubbock in 1959, Steven Macklyn Hubbell grew up in Rosenberg, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. After almost twenty satisfying years in the water quality field, he resigned to embrace his longstanding passions for creative writing and painting. "One Autumn in Europe" is the author's first book. An exuberant, pensive, and tender reflection on a profound personal pilgrimage, this memoir describes the author's life-changing 1979 hitchhiking adventure from London to Rome and back. "La Via dell'Amore: The Path of Love" is the author's second book. A natural complement to the first, this memoir describes the author's return to Europe, accompanied by his adult daughter, 27 years later. In this work, the author combines a mature rediscovery of cultural feasts and natural treasures with intimate reflections on his attempt to repair an injured relationship. The author's first novel is "Anchors of Mist." Part nostalgic reflection, part bizarre roller-coaster ride, this work of fiction invites the reader to accompany the unpredictable journey of a young man whose inescapable obsession with dreams compels him to attempt to either harness or unleash them. It is both a love story and a coming-of-age quest for purpose, happiness, and a genuine identity. The author's fourth work, "release fireflies," is an illustrated paperback containing sixty-seven poems and twenty-two oil paintings. The verses include a mixture of somber and lighthearted reflections on the meaning of life, death, love, quests, and creativity. Steven's latest book, "The Year of the Wind," explores the whirlwind reality of a year in the life a young man who believes he has heard the voice of God and abandons himself to follow it. Steven is living happily ever after with his beloved wife and two of his three remarkable children in an old house on a small hill in the Texas Hill Country.