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Robert W. Fuller identified the problem of rankism in Somebodies and Nobodies and described how societies can promote universal dignity in All Rise. With Pamela Gerloff he created the handbook for the Dignity Movement: Dignity for All. His most recent books include Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship?, Genomes, Menomes, Wenomes: Neuroscience and Human Dignity, and Belonging: A Memoir.

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The Rowan Tree: Book 3 (Part 1)

The following is the fiftieth of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

BOOK III: DIGNITY

Dignity is not negotiable.— Vartan Gregorian

Prologue: April 28, 2029

Adam Blue put another log on the fire, then settled [...]

The Rowan Tree: Chapter 50

The following is the fiftieth of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

CHAPTER 50

Now in her thirties, Marisol had been spared most of the injuries that commonly plague dancers. The key to her relative [...]

The Rowan Tree: Chapter 49

The following is the forty-ninth of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

CHAPTER 49

As moving day approached, Adam was developing reservations about working for Ben. To avoid saying no to the offer he knew would be coming, he [...]

The Rowan Tree: Chapter 48

The following is the forty-eighth of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

CHAPTER 48

July 4, 2004

“Who’s the Nordic princess?” Adam asked Ellie, indicating the striking woman who was steering Ben from one prospective supporter to [...]

The Rowan Tree: Chapter 47

The following is the forty-seventh of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

CHAPTER 47

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Adam and Marisol were in New York City. So was Rowan.

Rowan was at the kitchen table drinking [...]

The Rowan Tree: Chapter 46

The following is the forty-sixth of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

CHAPTER 46

Toward the end of 1995, with his two-year stint as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford behind him, Ben returned to America. Ellie Liang [...]

The Rowan Tree: Chapter 45

The following is the forty-fifth of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

CHAPTER 45

Easter had worked for the Department of Education in Washington since she’d left the Jefferson presidency. She spent weekdays in Washington, and [...]

The Rowan Tree: Chapter 44

The following is the forty-fourth of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

CHAPTER 44

With her doctors’ approval, Marisol had resumed taking the barre a week after leaving the hospital, and a week after that she was back on [...]

The Rowan Tree: Chapter 43

The following is the forty-third of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

CHAPTER 43

Marisol opened her eyes. A nurse was taking her vital signs. Through a tangle of tubes she saw Rowan looking down at her. She tried [...]

The Rowan Tree: Chapter 42

The following is the forty-second of a series of excerpts from The Rowan Tree: A Novel by Robert W. Fuller. The complete novel is now in paperback, and available for *free* in various ebook formats including Kindle. The audiobook can be found at Amazon, iTunes, and audible.com. If you enjoy The Rowan Tree, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog! The author also welcomes your comments.

CHAPTER 42

Adam reached Hiroshi at the phone number he’d kept in his address book since their days in Berkeley, and they met a few hours later [...]