Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-61188-083-0

Publication date: November 19, 2013

48 pages

As November chill settles on the town of Oldham, CT, the world has shifted under the feet of Corrina and her teenaged stepson Ryan. Contending with tradition when nothing is the way it used to be is a challenge for the steadiest of relationships – and no one would ever define Corrina and Ryan’s relationship that way. But tradition is still staring them in the face, and they’re going to have to deal with it whether they want to or not. On a day when Ryan is too vulnerable to fight, he agrees to spend some time with his stepmother. Will it be the first stage in their recovery, or a final passage together before they go their separate ways forever?

In the first of four novelettes about the Golds – who we first met in the national bestseller Leaves – Michael Baron further explores the nuances, complexities, and unique comforts of family and shows that “nothing will be the same” has a multitude of connotations.



Lou Aronica

“Beautifully written, memorable and realistic, you will not want the books to end once you start it. Everyone will be anxiously awaiting the next book. Do not miss Leaves by Michael Baron.”

– Single Titles

“Mr. Baron’s other novels remind one very much of Sparks, with the amount of emotion and compelling looks into real people’s lives. Leaves is – yet again – one of those truly great novels.”

– The Feathered Quill

Leaves is one of those books that you want to read on a rainy fall afternoon while you have the house to yourself for a few hours.”
– Romancing the Book

“This wonderful blend of irony, love and humor is one of my favorite books this year.”
– Cheryl’s Book Nook


“If you haven’t read a Michael Baron book, you truly are missing out on an exceptional author.”
– CMash Reads

“The charm of Michael Baron’s writing brings a special polish to a poignant story, making it sparkle and enchant like October leaves in New England.”

– Long and Short Reviews

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lou Aronica is known for the uncommon depth of emotion to his stories and the vivid realism of his characters. New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips called The Forever Year “pure pleasure from beginning to end, beautifully written and emotionally rich” and Blogcritics said that Blue was “like experiencing a lucid dream with depth and detail that play on all five senses.”