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Standing On A Whale by [Tiernan, B.]
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B. J. Tiernan’s novel is a deep dive into the business of living and dying. Recluse Lance Stavros is a successful doctor who runs his own practice, but on the inside, he’s basically high-functioning human wreckage. He was born into a loveless home that lacked the nurturing to help him develop an ability to cope with life’s challenges. Now Lance is forty-seven, and the only reason he’s survived the past four decades without taking his own life is cowardice.



As hopelessness overcomes him, and he’s finally finding the guts within to pull the trigger on his existence, a house call pulls him out of the deadly spiral. It will turn out to be the call of his lifetime.



Lance becomes a live-in medic for a controversial mystic and lecturer who irks the Greek government—and becomes an assassin’s target. Amid this new and curious world, and a reignited past romance, Lance battles his cowardice to investigate who is trying to kill his employer, and he’s about to uncover more than he bargained for.



Those who live with, or have experienced, emotional pain, destructive tendencies, or addictions will find Lance’s story familiar, engaging, and at its heart—inspirational.


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  • Print Length: 414 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L5Q71SW
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting!! 16 June 2014
By Donna Tiernan Mahoney - Published on Amazon.com
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I read Standing on a Whale in two long sessions over a weekend. I couldn't put it down. The author's work flowed beautifully and intriguingly making you want to go deeper with each sentence.

The old saying that people come into our lives for a reason or a season is particularly meaningful in B J Tiernan's novel. The person who comes into Lance Starvos' life comes for both and in three short months Lance's life goes from the end to a new beginning. The transformation, which occurs as a result of a single phone call, is restorative and earth-shattering for this depressed, suicidal and friendless doctor.

Author Tiernan, a teacher by profession, weaves a powerful story line while sharing some profound spiritual truths focused on looking within ourselves to find the answers to the age-old philosophical questions of our lives. It is written is short, suggestive teaching, neither pushy or oppressive. Set in Greece, the story is refreshing, delightful, meaningful and educational in the genre of many of the new paradigm thinkers.

It is a book of awareness, forgiveness, healing, understanding and recognition of meaningful coincidences in our lives. I recommend it to anyone who has ever been hurt, depressed, victimized, oppressed or lost. Hey, at some stage of life, that 's all of us!

I recommend it to all!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful and INTENSE! 21 June 2014
By Tiffany Silverberg - Published on Amazon.com
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A powerful tale of how a de-sensitized, shell-of-a-man takes a spiritual journey that not only changes the course of his life, but the very core of his being. I lost myself completely in the Greek countryside, and felt like the characters were my friends. B.J. Tiernan has such a flair for description, that I could almost taste the wine!

This book was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I highly recommend it. Be prepared to search your own soul as your mind twists and turns with this remarkable story.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ! 23 June 2014
By Donna Hansley - Published on Amazon.com
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Standing on a Whale is an amazing, riveting reflection of life's quest for understanding and enlightenment! You will be completely engaged in this story as it takes you on a journey with its symbolism, amazing description and unexpected connections. You may experience the evolution of your inner life as it raises your consciousness. .Enjoy the journey!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brave and entertaining all the way 15 July 2014
By Susan - Published on Amazon.com
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Bold statements and flowing language engaged me from the first page. A novel of insight, delightful personalities, wonderful discourse, and elegant prose. The author has offered us a story that moves along purposefully into intrigue just sinister enough to fully engage the reader, which does not settle into the grisly or gruesome. I found myself lost in some of Hadden's pronouncements as true insights into the nature of the world we all inhabit. My recommendation is that you read this enjoyable tome, lose yourself in the story, and have as good a time as I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Interweaving Of Fascinating Characters And Valuable Life Lessons 13 July 2014
By betty lee - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was extremely well written. I felt like I was right there with the characters, experiencing everything they were experiencing. The author is certainly gifted when it comes to describing the beauty of Greece and nature in general. I found myself completely caught up in the story and enjoyed all of the spiritual lessons for living a happy and satisfying life even when you have been a complete wreck of a person for so long. I found myself wishing that their might be a sequel to this book. Keep up the good work author B J Tiernan