The Time Keepers

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2023

Two women from dif­fer­ent worlds, joined by the love of a child dis­placed by war, dis­cov­er friend­ship and heal­ing as their lives inter­sect with a mys­te­ri­ous wound­ed Viet­nam vet named Jack. Jack works at the Gold­en Hours — a watch store that mends time pieces — and maybe even mends dam­aged souls. The Time Keep­ers inter­weaves the jour­neys of won­der­ful­ly diverse char­ac­ters that will grip, fill, and break your heart — only to bring them togeth­er with the care and pre­ci­sion of an expert watch­mak­er, one piece at a time. Inspired by the true sto­ry of a Viet­namese refugee who entrust­ed the dra­mat­ic sto­ry of her escape from Viet­nam to the author and also that of a wound­ed vet­er­an, Rich­man sheds light on the per­son­al sto­ries of those whose lives were for­ev­er impact­ed by the dev­as­ta­tion of war.

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