Book: DOG BONE SOUP (Historical Fiction) - A Boomer's Journey by Bette A. Stevenscategories: Book, Boomer Fiction, Poverty & Prejudice, Foster Care, Domestic Abuse, Dysfunctional Families, New England Fiction, Coming-of-Age Novel, Adventure, Overcoming Challenges, Historical Fiction
Bette A. Stevensabout this book: DOG BONE SOUP is a fictional story of the survival and the triumph of a boy who overcomes the odds of repeating the pattern of poverty in his own life back in the 1950s and 60s, an era when most families were living The American Dream.
Unfortunately, DOG BONE SOUP is as relevant today as it was in the 1950s and 60s. Fortunately, we do have the opportunity to change these statistics today. As caring and concerned adults, we can all make a difference—one child at a time.
Shawn Daniels isn't your typical American Boomer boy. Shawn is a poor boy and his father is the town drunk. Shawn's family has no indoor plumbing or running water, but they do have a TV. After all, Dad deserves the rewards of his labor. Meanwhile, Shawn and his brother Willie keep the firewood cut and stacked, haul in water for cooking and cleaning and take care of whatever else needs to be done around the ramshackle place they call home. But when chores are done, these resourceful kids set out on boundless adventures that don't cost a dime.
On a bitter New England day in 1964, Shawn Daniels is on his way to boot camp to soak up the southern sun and strike out on a new adventure in a place where he believes it's possible to make his dreams come true. Find out where this Boomer's been and where he's going in DOG BONE SOUP, a coming-of-age saga.
"A tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair." ~ Charles Bray
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