“All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”


About Michael

Michael Kasenow is a novelist, poet and scientist. He is currently an emeritus professor of geology at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of fourteen science books, the critically acclaimed novel The Last Paradise, the award-winning novels, View From The Edge and A Wicked Thing, and the award winning poetry collections, Six Feet Down and Something’s Bound To Happen. He has traveled extensively and lived in many places among a variety of unique personalities. His life time resume includes waiter, cab driver, bartender, lumberman, janitor, butcher, and ranch hand in New Mexico. These experiences add authenticity to his written work. He lives in a Michigan harbor town, enjoying blueberries and the west waves of Lake Michigan.

The Last Paradise

Second Edition

Glorious in scope, The Last Paradise follows the downtrodden and oppressed people of Galveston, Texas, through trials of injustice and bigotry in post-Civil War America. Novelist Michael Kasenow artfully weaves a tapestry of vivid and historic detail in this inspiring story of strength and survival.

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Praise for Michael's Work

“Michael Kasenow is a master of the pen. He demonstrates this once again with his signature and fluid style… he knows how to write from his soul. He has an innate and natural ability to hold his audience willingly captive and engaged through the entire read.”

—Feathered Quill (A Wicked Thing)

“[Kasenow’s] skillful plot development, ability to handle the counterpoint of multiple story lines, easy-flowing dialogue, and spot-on pacing all make for a lively novel that is entertaining, thought-provoking, and moving. Kasenow’s book is deeply satisfying in its scope and range, and above all, in its honoring of the beauty and resilience of the human spirit.”

—Foreword Reviews (The Last Paradise)

“Kasenow’s vivid description allows readers to lose themselves in scenery and the multitude of characters woven into the tale. View from the Edge is solid literary entertainment from the first page. A subtle plot line provides plenty of dips and twists to keep the reader engrossed until the end. All in all, Kasenow serves up a perfect read to curl up with on rainy day.”

—The US Review of Books


(Winner, View from the Edge)
chill with a book award