Noah's Compass : Sixty-year-old Liam Pennywell has just been 'let go' from his schoolteaching job and downsizes to a tiny out-of-town apartment. Widowed, re-married, divorced and father of three daughters, Liam is a man who is proud of his recall but has learned to dodge issues and skirt adventure. Something occurs, though, to jolt him out of his certainty. Obsessed with a frightening gap in his memory, he sets out to uncover what happened, and finds instead an unusual woman with secrets of her own, and a late-flowering love that brings its own thorny problems. Noah's Compass is about memory and its loss, about incidents and relationships which open up sight lines into a painful past long dead for a man who becomes aware that merely trying to stay afloat may not be enough.