Shenandoah is a multi-generational story of two Virginia families--the MacAlpines and Ballantines--in the fi rst half of the 20th Century. Through the lenses of heredity and environment, the novel examines how human evolution slowly progresses by the combination, recombination and reappearance of traits. Randolph MacAlpine, scion of these two families, personifi es this process of change. Within this seemingly random variation, there is an order and pattern beneath the surface of the human struggles of war, adversity, the drive to procreate and ultimately to transcend. Above all, the human soul is ever at the center of this evolutionary unfolding.aquot;Fine, frozen right nowaquot; aquot;Wanna take one last ride?a he said, pointing to her ... And she liked it. In the empty gym at Newark Academy, seven young men flipped through their sheet music while talking and laughing. In addition to John on drums, the combo included piano, bass, tenor and alto saxes, a trumpet and trombone.
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