Into the Shimmering Light is Rich Thayer's debut short story collection. Set in northwest Ohio, these stories are about the continual process of finding and pursuing a path through life. You’ll meet people young and old guided by nature’s shimmering light. You’ll join them as they swim in an icy river, skate in a 1970’s roller rink, spit on rocks in search of agate, and sip wine with a dying friend. You’ll be at their side through a life-balancing blizzard, an intimidating internship, an unexpected fork in the river, and a change in retirement plans.