Jan 22 2013
Richard Bach has returned to his famous inspirational novella "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" as he recovers from a near-fatal plane crash in Washington state.
The 76-year-old author told The Seattle Times that the book originally had four parts -- not the three that were published in 1970 in what became an international best-seller. After four months in a Seattle hospital with massive brain, chest and spine injuries, Bach finished the fourth part and sent it off to his publisher a few weeks ago.
In the new section, the flock struggles to find meaning. They first worship Jonathan, then write him off as a myth as years pass before his return.
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