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Academic Pediatrician Turned Novelist

I am Dr. Gary E. Eddey, a retired general academic pediatrician and a distinguished graduate of Cornell's medical school, Weill Cornell Medicine. Beyond my pediatric career, I find great joy in crafting novels, though it's undeniably challenging work. Explore more about what I pen down.

The Weather House - Currently Out

Immerse yourself in history with "The Weather House," a fascinating tale based on true events. Set against the backdrop of Block Island, Rhode Island, and New York City, this classic American story follows a United States weather official and his family as they thwart a series of potentially catastrophic attacks on the nation just before the outbreak of the Great European War. Set in October 1916, witness the tension mount as Woodrow Wilson's re-election campaign promises to keep the United States out of the war while threats loom ever closer.

Annie Rose - Coming Soon

Dive into the world of espionage and intrigue with the latest release, "Annie Rose." Join Annie Rose as she navigates the treacherous landscape of intelligence missions during World War I. Based on the gripping tale of the 1917 Zimmermann Telegrams, this novel follows Annie's journey as she uncovers German spies on Block Island. With the backdrop of President Wilson's neutrality, Annie joined the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) in 1917, uncovering a web of sabotage and danger in North America. Were there backchannels that existed prior to WWI? Connect with me today to find out more about Annie Rose.

Future of Annie Rose

Maria Krazinski, a talented artist based in Paris, will soon begin with the creation of the cover for Annie Rose. Following its printing, distribution will be managed by Ingram and Amazon. If you're interested, I would be more than happy to share with you the most recent version of "Annie Rose" in its entirety, providing you with access to the current file for your review and enjoyment. Connect with me today.

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The Weather House by Gary Eddey contains all of the elements we were taught should be present in a good novel. He writes with knowledge of the setting in 1916 Block Island where he and his family have shared a history for generations. His characters are well conceived and are more than superficial cutouts. The plot, combining espionage with historical and personal events, is engaging and maintains interest. His prose is readable and clear with just the right balance between literary and colloquial. His homage to Melville adds an amusing depth. And his theme, making a young girl with severe neurologic disabilities the heroine, reflects his understanding and compassion for the children he treats as a physician every day. This is a novel well worth reading and I enjoyed it immensely.

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C. Jennings Penders

C. Jennings Penders

Being a huge fan of Block Island, read this books with high expectations and anticipation. It didn't let me down. I'm also very much interested in history and again The Weather House exceeded my anticipation.
Block Island is described differently from present day as this book takes place just before the start of World War I.

Others here have given away facts from the book so I will not. Suffice it to say I throughly enjoyed reading it and I look forward to seeing what else Mr Eddey has up his sleeve.

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The Weather House is a terrific book- and for a first novel- WOW! I read a LOT and write well, but I don't know if I could pull off dialog and the sense of place that GE Eddey has created. Stories uncovered during genealogy research formed the basis for this book, as I understand it, and it is clear the author also has a background with boats and island communities. I admired the use of Melville's 'Moby Dick' references in the book, since I have been unable to wade through that tome. I like more action and less time inside the head- "The Weather House" was a great balance.
There are some typos that may be corrected in future editions. I am one of those people for whom they jump off the page. The typos did not distract me from the story at all.
It's a great read- and a fictionalized piece of history. Risk your $5 and download it. I think you will be glad you did.

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Maureen C. Mikan

Maureen C. Mikan

This is a fascinating, yet classic, American tale involving the culture of a small island community on Block Island, located off the coast of Rhode Island, and its involvement at the start of WWI. The Weather House tells of the efforts of one family to collaborate with the Office of Naval Intelligence, the precursor to the CIA, to thwart the Germans - the three mystery men - in a scheme that would have ended in tragedy for hundreds, if not thousands, of people. The characters were believable and the introduction of a disabled young adult added another dimension of interest. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, including the many historical characters and local points of interest on Block Island and Brooklyn within this extensively researched historical novel. I learned so much about what happened during this era, including that Block Island was more well known to the German Navy than most Americans.

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