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E-Book ISBN 978-1-61254-447-2
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Grand mix of genre and plot lines
Four Star Review of The Field by Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews.
Richardson pens a great story in The Field, which is written for the YA reader, but I enjoyed it as well. I haven’t read anything from this author before, and I really enjoyed this story. The characters were relatable and very well-developed. This story includes soccer, but also characters that have more than normal abilities. The author’s writing style is works for this story, and brings the stories to life. Mixing science with sci-fi, and mixing in the family and high school dynamics. It just works, and I liked it. I liked it a lot. I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews.
4 Star Review for The Field by Storybook Reviews
This book actually surprised me because sometimes sci-fi/paranormal books are and miss with me. But this story of a young man’s ability to absorb the energy around him and see or sense things intrigued me. Since this is a YA book, it wouldn’t be complete without the usual teenage drama and young love.
This story follows Eric, an up and coming goalie for the high school he attends. He has a younger sister and brother with whom he has a good relationship. Actually, he has a good relationship with all of his family which is refreshing to see considering what we see in the news. The drama or angst comes from his friends and their shenanigans, which is not uncommon for a teenager. Eric has some strange dreams and has no idea what they could possibly mean until events prove his dreams to be a reality and not just some weird dream.
I enjoyed the science aspect of this story and the explanations of matter, energy, and harnassing it for the betterment of mankind. I think that all of this could be possible one day, perhaps sooner than we think. I also appreciated that the science in this book was thoroughly explained and not just glossed over. The author definitely put her degree to good use in this book.
There is romance between several of the characters and of course northing runs smoothly as is usual with teens. However, I felt that the advancement of the various relationships felt solid and realistic. The relationships were subdued and did not progress too much more than kissing.
We give this book 4 paws up and if you enjoy YA with a sci-fi or paranormal flair, you might want to pick this book up for your next read.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. ~ Carl Sagan
This quote by Carl Sagan is NOT the one I chose for Catalyst, but I love it because it sums up my feelings about science and spirituality. To me, science doesn’t disprove or negate the possibility of a force greater than ourselves, which you can call God, spirit, the Great Mother, The Force or whatever you want. Science demonstrates an intelligent Universe. An intelligent design.
Richard Rohr, in a November 7, 2019 article entitled “The Field of Love” said this:
“The physical phenomenon of quantum entanglement is a wonderful illustration of the interconnected nature of reality, both spiritual and material. Allow me to try to explain in layperson’s terms: In quantum physics, it appears that one particle of any entangled pair “knows” what is happening to another paired particle—even though there is no known means for such information to be communicated between the particles, which are separated by sometimes very large distances.  Perhaps we could compare this to phenomena such as bilocation, mental telepathy, providence, or synchronicity.”
One of the ideas behind The Field is that we’re all connected through this Universal Energy Field or the Collective Consciousness. This field , or energy, flows through all of us and everyTHING in the Universe. Quantum physics proves that particles are connected at a subatomic level. The idea behind The Field is that we’re all connected at a human level. Is this field of energy what some would call God? I think so. What do you think?
We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. ~ Carl Sagan
I’m back to scheduling author events for The Field Book Tour. Thank you Barnes & Noble for hosting all of my upcoming events!! Check out where I’ll be this Fall and stop in to see me if I’m in your town. I’m still adding dates through the end of the year.
Barnes & Noble
The Shops at Perry Crossing, Plainfield, IN
Saturday, August 17th ~ 2pm-6pm
Saturday, August 24th ~ 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sci-fi event with author John Dyer, author of Silken Thread
Saturday, August 31st ~ 11:00am to 2:00pm ~ Local Author Event
Rosaleen Crowley author of Point of Connection
Marian Webb Belts author of Ruby Heart
Fort Wayne, IN
Saturday, September 21st ~ 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, September 28th ~ 2pm to 5pm
Barnes & Noble – Charleston Town Center
Saturday, October 12th ~ 2pm to 4pm
Barnes & Noble – Louisville
Saturday, October 19th ~ 12pm to 2pm
Barnes & Noble – Elizabethtown
Saturday, October 26th
I’ve been doing quite a few radio interviews talking about The Field and talking with readers at my Author Events. Of course everyone wants to know what the story is about and where I got my inspiration.
When I tell them that I wanted to show how we are all connected through the Collective Consciousness and that we all have intuitive abilities EVERY SINGLE PERSON shares their own story with me about their personal experiences with intuition and premonitions.
One radio interviewer had a premonition about 9/11. Another one had an intuitive feeling about something that happened to her daughter. A reader shared a story about having a sudden feeling that her daughter needed to slow down or she would get a speeding ticket. When she called her daughter to tell her, it was too late – she’d just gotten a ticket!! A screen writer shared that he is familiar with the Zero Point Field and thinks its the next big topic in Hollywood – can you say movie rights?!?!? 🙂
I believe that we are all connected and intuitive. Do you have stories about your own experiences? I’d love to hear them!
Here’s a link to one of the radio interviews – Red River Radio ‘Tales From the Pages’
Here are my next stops on the Book Tour. Ann Arbor this Saturday and then Chicago and Milwaukee the last weekend in May. Having a great time meeting booksellers and readers. Barnes and Noble has been wonderful!
Looking to connect with Chicago area friends and family at Women and Children First on May 31st! Hope to see you, too!
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, May 25th 3:00pm
5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Wednesday, May 29th ~ 7pm
Readings and Book Signing
Racine, WI ~ Southland Center
Friday, May 31st ~ 7pm
Readings and Book Signing
Deerfield Square, Deerfield, IL
Saturday, June 1st ~ 12:00 to 2:00pm
Here’s a very nice review of The Field from blogger Gina Rae Mitchell. Link to her page here.
The Field is such an excellent book that I can honestly recommend it for readers of all ages. It’s not your typical YA fiction novel.
The storyline has a lot of soccer and science in it, and yet you don’t have to be knowledgeable in either to enjoy The Field. The author captures the feelings of high schoolers very well. I bet we can all remember those days of angst, indecision, joy, and every other emotion that encompasses the passage from youth to adult. Relationships are an important theme throughout the book. It’s interesting to see how the changing of family & friend dynamics have lasting effects on people.
Richardson creates an entirely believable world. Whether you consider this book sci-fi, metaphysical, or fiction, I’m confident you will enjoy reading it. It is very well-written, and the characters come alive while you are reading. I would recommend this book to readers from teen on up. Lovers of soccer, science, physics, and all-around excellent science fiction will enjoy The Field by Tracy Richardson.