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  • Hardcover: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Winged Victory Press (31 Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974457981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974457987
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3.4 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,728,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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NEWS: GEN'S NEW NOVEL "A DREAM OF DARING" IS GETTING GREAT REVIEWS:
"thought-provoking" ---Booklist.
"suspenseful . . . engaging . . . relevant for all generations"---ForeWord Reviews

Now available on Amazon.

Author Genevieve "Gen" LaGreca holds a BS cum laude in chemistry from Polytechnic Institute of New York and an MA in philosophy from Columbia University.

Her first novel, Noble Vision, won two national literary awards: a ForeWord magazine Book of the Year and a Writer's Digest International Book Award, which are two of the most prestigious prizes in independent publishing. The novel garnered praise from former presidential candidate Steve Forbes, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, syndicated columnist Walter E. Williams, and other influential thinkers. Gen has written the screenplay for Noble Vision and is currently at work on her third novel.

When asked what moved her to write Noble Vision, Gen replies, "After working in the healthcare industry, I feel as if I'm witnessing the slow death of something great, something that shouldn't be allowed to die---America's gold standard of medicine. I wanted to tell the story of what's happening in medicine today---through the magic of fiction."

Gen also writes commentaries, which have appeared in Forbes, The The Orange County Register, The Daily Caller, Mises Daily, Real Clear Markets, Gainesville Sun, and other publications.

Gen appeared on The Glenn Beck Show on national TV to discuss her "Self-Help Guide to Living in a Free Society," published in The New Individualist magazine. She also appeared various times on the Barry Farber Show to discuss her writings and the powerful role of fiction in portraying inspiring stories and thought-provoking themes. Gen has also been an invited participant at several Liberty Fund colloquia.

Prior to fiction writing, Gen worked as a pharmaceutical chemist, business consultant, and corporate writer.

You can read Gen's articles at the American Chronicle: http://www.americanchronicle.com/authors/view/1669.

To learn more about Gen and her award-winning novel, Noble Vision,
as well as her new release, A Dream of Daring, visit: http://www.wingedvictorypress.com.

Contact Gen at:
genlagreca@hotmail.com

Follow her on:
twitter.com/genlagreca
facebook.com/genlagreca

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR GEN'S NEW NOVEL, "A DREAM OF DARING":

"Throughout the narrative, LaGreca masterfully creates metaphors to explore her key themes. . . . A Dream of Daring is suspenseful. The crime at the center of the narrative will keep the reader guessing until the final revelation. . . . LaGreca's exploration of how people respond to, and sometimes reject, change and progress is relevant for all generations."
--ForeWord Reviews

"In 1859, Louisiana posed various challenges to its citizens, no matter their color, in LaGreca's thought-provoking second novel (after Noble Vision, 2005), a murder mystery set during a tumultuous period in American history. . . . [This tale] should attract readers interested in historical fiction set in the antebellum South."
--Booklist

"Grab your seat for a tumbling ride back to the high-stakes, hoop-flying, tumultuous time when cotton was king. Gen LaGreca takes you for a jaunt in her carriage through fields of fragrant words, luscious descriptions, and panoramic views. Hang on as the road gets bumpy, with zesty characters stirring up the dirt and sudden plot twists swerving you onto uncharted paths. Wait, the hooves have left the ground and you're airborne till the end. You'll come back excited, enchanted, and enlightened."
--Barry Farber, host of The Barry Farber Show and author of Cocktails with Molotov

"I thoroughly enjoyed the plot twists and turns, the passionate inter-racial romance, the delicious rebellion against convention, and the challenge to subjugation of all kinds."
--Marsha Familaro Enright, President, Reason, Individualism and Freedom Institute

"This is a heroic and inspiring novel that's also packed with rich insights, lessons--and warnings--for today. . . ."
--John Blundell, author of Ladies for Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History

AWARDS FOR GEN'S BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL, NOBLE VISION:

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist
Writer's Digest International Book Award Honorable Mention
Midwest Book Award Finalist
Illinois Women's Press Association Fiction Contest Second Place

EDITORIAL REVIEWS FOR NOBLE VISION:

The defects of government-controlled medicine are dramatized effectively in this page-turning story of the love of a brilliant physician for a beautiful ballerina who becomes his patient.
---MILTON FRIEDMAN, Nobel laureate economist

Salutary tale of what can happen to medical breakthroughs if Big Government claws even deeper into our healthcare system!
---STEVE FORBES, President and CEO, Forbes magazine

. . . an intriguing novel about how unintended consequences of good intentions can have a devastating impact on the healing professions. Unfortunately for us, Noble Vision, while a novel, comes too close to describing today's reality in medical practice. As such, it should serve as a wake-up call to free medical practice from the heavy hand of government.
---WALTER E. WILLIAMS, syndicated columnist

. . . Noble Vision is a chilling suspense story, with an intricate plot that thickens as the author explores deeper and deeper into the lives and minds of the characters. A well-researched . . . sensitively written . . . inherently captivating novel of suspense, Noble Vision is very highly recommended reading.
---MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

Gen LaGreca's novel does more to debunk the theory of nationalized healthcare than 90-percent of the non-fiction rebuttals on the market. It illustrates through a well-crafted plot the evils of bureaucratically managed healthcare while entertaining the reader at the same time. . . . The mounting conflicts of this lovingly sculpted first novel will keep you turning pages well into the night.
---LAISSEZ FAIRE BOOKS

A gripping story superimposed on today's threats to quality medical care. It's a great novel standing on its own, even without any medicine in it. However, this remarkable book also demonstrates the dire results of medical decisions made by non-medical bureaucrats and power-hungry politicians. Admittedly a novel, it is filled with truths of today.
---EDWARD ANNIS, MD, Past President, American Medical Association

The novel deals with some of the most serious issues of the day, lending the story an immediacy and vibrancy. The author's prose is polished and professional.
---WRITER'S DIGEST magazine

It was a wonderful surprise and a great joy to discover Noble Vision. It is an absolute page-turner of a novel with a strong pro-market message.
---JOHN BLUNDELL, author of Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady

. . . a novel about liberty . . . If you like Ayn Rand's novels, you'll like this one.
---EZRA LEVANT, publisher, The Western Standard

. . . [Noble Vision] captivated me from beginning to end. Its grim vision of the near future---or is it the present?---of medicine is all too accurate. Can a few men and women of principle turn it around? One must have hope.
---JANE ORIENT, MD, Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

The novel both communicates and concretizes important philosophical insights and also deals with a very important practical problem, i.e. the future of medical care in the United States. It is truly a pleasure to read a first class novel which incorporates Ayn Rand's philosophy.
---JOHN ALLISON, Executive Director, Cato Institute

A beautifully crafted and completely engaging novel. I read it in one sitting. It made me want to stand up and cheer!
---JAMES VAWTER, MD

Noble Vision takes on a controversial issue---health care and what is wrong with it. It's an inspiring, eye-opening book that the general public will enjoy and a must-read for healthcare professionals.
---HUNTSVILLE TIMES, Alabama

A remarkable first novel . . .
---GALEN INSTITUTE, Health Policy Matters

Noble Vision is a fine read. I got so drawn into the characters and plot. It reminded me of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.
---JUDITH KLEINFELD, PhD, University of Alaska psychology professor and author of Go for It!

Noble Vision is a wonderful literary achievement. An extraordinary hero, a tender love story, a fascinating medical discovery, and an intense family conflict are dramatically interwoven in a plot that surprises and delights.
---EDITH PACKER, JD, PhD, psychologist

Noble Vision is a suspenseful tale of one surgeon's heroic struggle to save his work and the woman he loves. It inspires us to search inside ourselves for what we know to be true---and to seek the courage to live by it. Intertwined with her gripping plot, the author presents a convincing repudiation of the presumed benevolence of socialized medicine. Truly a story for every patient and every physician!
---BETH HAYNES, MD, Executive Director, Benjamin Rush Society

A fiction reader's delight! Noble Vision has villains you will despise and heroes you'd love to meet. Add intrigue, betrayal, romance---you'll be captured till the end and long for Gen LaGreca's next novel!
---Karen Tierney, MD

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". . . You’ll be captured till the end by villains you’ll despise, heroes you’d love to meet, plus betrayal, romance. . . ." -- Karen Tierney, MD

". . . a suspenseful tale of one surgeon’s heroic struggle to save his work and the woman he loves. . . . Inspiring . . ." -- Beth Haynes, MD

". . . extraordinary hero, a tender love story, a fascinating medical discovery, and an intense family conflict are dramatically interwoven . . ." -- Edith Packer, JD, PhD, psychologist

"A beautifully crafted and completely engaging novel. It made me want to stand up and cheer!" -- James Vawter, MD

. . . intriguing novel about how unintended consequences of good intentions can have a devastating impact on the healing professions. . . . -- Walter E. Williams, syndicated columnist and John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, George Mason University

A gripping story superimposed on today's threats to quality medical care. -- Edward Annis, MD, Past President, American Medical Association, and author of Code Blue

I got so drawn into the characters and plot. It reminded me of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. -- Judith Kleinfeld, PhD, University of Alaska psychology professor and author

Noble Vision resembles an Ayn Rand novel . . . It captivated me from beginning to end. -- Jane M. Orient, MD, Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and author of Your Doctor Is Not In

Salutary tale of what can happen to medical breakthroughs if Big Government claws even deeper into our health care system!" -- Steve Forbes, President and CEO, Forbes magazine

The defects of government-controlled medicine are dramatized effectively in this page-turning story . . . -- Milton Friedman, economist and Nobel laureate

About the Author

People who are inspired by the novels and philosophy of Ayn Rand will enjoy this author's first novel, NOBLE VISION, and will also want to read her new, second novel, A DREAM OF DARING. Gen won two national literary awards for her medical and romance thriller, NOBLE VISION. The novel won a ForeWord magazine Book-of-the-Year Award and was a finalist in the Writer’s Digest 13th international book awards---two of the most prestigious honors in the world of independent publishing. It also was a finalist in the Midwest Book Awards and a second-place winner in the Illinois Women’s Press Association Fiction Contest. Gen is a former pharmaceutical chemist and healthcare writer, and she also pens political and social commentary. Her commentaries have appeared in The Orange County Register, The Daily Caller, Real Clear Markets, Mises Daily, Rocky Mountain News, Gainesville Sun, and other publications. She has been a lively guest speaker at the national conference, FreedomFest, and she has discussed her gripping novel on the Barry Farber Show and other talk-radio programs. She was also a guest on Glenn Beck’s national television program. Asked what moved her to write NOBLE VISION, Gen replies, “After years of working in the healthcare industry, I feel as if I’m witnessing the slow death of something great, something that shouldn’t be allowed to die---America’s gold standard of medicine.” Why did she choose to write fiction? “Ever since I read Gone With the Wind at age 13, I’ve been enthralled by sweeping novels that capture a historic moment in an unforgettable way. I wanted to tell the story of what’s happening in medicine today---how it, too, could be gone with the wind---through the spellbinding magic of fiction.” Gen is working on a third novel, and she's also completed the screenplay adaptation of NOBLE VISION. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joannie on 8 Nov. 2012
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It's not often I don't finish a book, but this was so boring I gave up before I got half way. There is far too much descriptive gobbledegoop. I'm sorry I can't give this book more than one star.
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What an amazing find this book was, and severely underpriced. It predicted Obamacare and explained its causes. It resonates strongly with me as UK resident under the control of state medicine. But most importantly its a superbly plotted novel that just gets better with each page. As an Objectivist I was expecting to be disappointed by someone immitating Ayn Rand. Instead, I found a unique plot and characters that I couldn't put down. If someone wants an uplifting vision of man, set in the current human-hating culture, they should read this. I really hope this gets made into a film and that the author produces more work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vdb on 6 Feb. 2013
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Fantastic novel, one of the few books that I haven't been able to put down. I'm a little adverse to reading romance, but this book is so much more than that!
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