The Guestbook at Asilomar

by RJ Stastny



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/15/2014

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781491742617
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781491742624

About the Book

Caution, your dreams may be closer than they appear.

Maurice Summerlin is a frustrated writer who plans a short vacation in Spain to escape his routine life and ponder his stalled career. Soon after arriving, a sudden rainstorm causes a chance meeting with Claire, an aging American traveler, who convinces him to join her on a journey to a remote fishing village on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Maurice soon discovers that the best adventures are never planned.

After Claire leads him to an enchanting inn called Asilomar, he learns he is one of many wistful travelers who are on daring pursuits to fulfill their dreams. Maurice’s unintended arrival is accompanied by fear and self-doubt, but it is not long before he transforms from observer to participant. His new friend, Claire, proves she’s not afraid of mortality but dares to race it to the finish line.

Julian, Asilomar’s host, is determined to inspire his guests to risk comfort and security in exchange for exhilaration and fulfillment. But for all of his efforts he may just make the ultimate sacrifice. Euphrates, Julian’s best friend and assistant, lives in a silent world. Yet while he quietly helps to inspire those around him he yearns for the love which has eluded him.

The Guestbook at Asilomar is the engaging tale of one man’s adventurous quest during which he, along with other guests at this unconventional Spanish retreat, discovers the power of dreams and how life may best be spent in pursuit of fulfilling them.

About the Author

RJ Stastny built a career in systems development and international education and was a consultant with the United Nations in Quito, Ecuador. After living on the southern coast of Spain while writing The Guestbook at Asilomar, he returned to his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is his second novel. Visit