"The Encounter" by Stephen Arterburn is a fictional book about a rich businessman who goes back to his roots in Fairbanks, Alaska, in order to discover why his mother abandoned him at a young age. Plagued by this abandonment for years, a close friend urges him to work through his anger towards her as he seeks out the truth. He makes an unexpected friend in a persistent reporter and finds out that there may be more to his mother's story - and even his own - than he realized.
I enjoyed reading "The Encounter" because it was short and sweet. It's a book that probably could be read in one "session." This book had a sort of mystery book feel to it because it starts with a bunch of unanswered questions and the characters' search to find the answers. There was a bit of a twist at the end, but I can't say that it was entirely unexpected. Altogether it was relatively predictable, however still a good read. I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for a simple, sweet story to read - it would be perfect for a plane ride.