A Clockmaker's Journey
In the novella A-S2, Clarence Odbody is a reluctant hero not unlike Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit." After a clockmaking career on Earth, his success as a guardian angel is underwhelming. So, he accepts his former partner's invitation to join a band of renegade angels on an island in the Mediterranean. This serves to reawaken his destiny, culminating on Christmas Eve 1945 with Clarence assisting the suicidal George Bailey of Bedford Falls.
A-S2 serves as a prequel to the story line in Frank Capra's holiday classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Read more in BOOKS. The book is available for pre-order at most online retailers.