About the Author

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.

The Rowan Tree: Book 3 (Part 19)

The following is the nineteenth excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 19)

Inauguration Day, January 20, 2029

It has long been the custom for the president-elect and his wife to come to the White [...]

The Rowan Tree: Book 3 (Part 18)

The following is the eighteenth excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 18)

Broken Bonds, Spring and Summer, 2028

Had Ben and I been opposed in the primaries and had to campaign, we might have [...]

The Rowan Tree Book 3 (Part 17)

The following is the seventeenth excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 17)

Confucius Convenes the GODs

Secretary Fisher felt the hostage incident had given the world a preview of the Dignity Council in action. [...]

The Rowan Tree: Book 3 (Part 16)

The following is the sixteenth excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 16)

Damsels in Distress, December, 2026

While Rowan was in Beijing, he had worked on the agenda for the summit to be held [...]

The Rowan Tree: Book 3 (Part 15)

The following is the fifteenth excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 15)

Confucius Redux, Spring, 2026

At least once a week when we were both in town, Ben and I managed to find time [...]

The Rowan Tree: Book 3 (Part 14)

The following is the fourteenth excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 14)

Deploying Family Assets, December 2025

“Would you consider asking your father to spend some time in Beijing as your personal emissary?” Secretary [...]

The Rowan Tree (Book 3: Part 13)

The following is the thirteenth excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 13)

China’s Toe in the Water, November 2025

I left India with great expectations. Not only had things gone as well as I dared to [...]

The Rowan Tree: Book 3 (Part 12)

The following is the twelfth excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 12)

Raj Redux: The Subcontinent, October 2025

The philosophical perspective I’d absorbed from Lahiri had been incubated in India. Before Confucius, before the [...]

The Rowan Tree: Book 3 (Part 11)

The following is the eleventh excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 11)

Russia, April 2025

As crucial as it was to get the United States and European Union aboard, the participation of Russia, India, and China [...]

The Rowan Tree: Book 3 (Part 10)

The following is the tenth excerpt of Book III 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 (Part 10)

The Dignity Deal and Dignity Council, 2025

Following the inauguration, we set to work. Ben’s focus was domestic; mine was global. The [...]