From the back cover of Graceful Runner

From the back cover:
UNIVERSAL MAN/ 1. Graceful Runner
 Dramatis personæ
 (In order of appearance)
Mindy Sterne, a senior in college, majoring in Mass Communications.

 Elisabeth Telford, a college freshman who runs.

Dr. Bennett Uchida,  a young widowed surgeon in love with Mindy.

Miriam Sterne, Dr. Sterne’s wife and Mindy’s mother
—her grandparents were  Holocaust survivors.

Dr. Eberhardt Sterne, a family practice physician and Mindy’s father
      —he  founded The Chinook Assembly, a retreat center in Western Oregon.

Anselm Sterne, Mindy’s younger brother.

Bernardo Armentrout, a high school student who was orphaned.

Talus Schenk, a Theater Arts major in college who works for Dr. Ponder.

Mr. Stanley Timmons, a first year high school  English teacher.

Dr. Telford, Elisabeth’s father—a PhD in International Relations.

Sarah Timmons, Stan’s younger sister.

Thomas Duckwitz, a talented actor—a college freshman Theater student.

Franklin, a man with ties to the crime underworld.

Dr. Mark Ponder, an OB-GYN.

Theodore, a counselor at a special summer camp.

Gene, a 21 year old man paralyzed by polio.

…their lives overflowing
         with grace rejected and embraced.

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