Face the Winter Naked: A Great Depression Novel Kindle Edition
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- Publisher : Aurorawolf Books (February 21, 2010)
- Publication date : February 21, 2010
- File size : 957 KB
- Print length : 298 pages
- ASIN : B0039IT0SS
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #626,727 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Back home, LaDaisy, was pregnant. She took in washing and ironing to give her a little money. After the birth of her baby she hired herself out as a wet nurse. Then there was erratic behavior and violence by family members that she has to deal with.
This novel has human emotions that are touched as you read; There is sorrow, hurt, depression, hope, forgiveness, love, fear and more. I have heard stories like this from my family members. This is a good historical fiction novel, an era of destitution and despair. Ms Bonnie Turner is an outstanding novelist; We have a good look back in time where people were concerned about no income, working hard, had gardens to provide food to eat and cutting wood to keep warm and for cooking . This is a time in our history that people do not know about or do not talk about very much.
Thanks Ms Turner for this wonderful story about our American History. This is a good book to share with family and friends. It is an easy to read, fast paced, interesting historical fiction based on true facts.
This is a good story, but you should be aware that there's a lot of sadness going on. Remember, it's a story that takes place during the Great Depression ...they don't call it that because it's a happy, carefree time! Of course there's sadness involved. I really did want to give it five stars, but...
Still, for all the sadness, the story is not all that depressing or stressful. I read the whole thing, and I don't usually read novels that depress me. See? If I could read it and not throw the Kindle against the wall, it's certainly not too sad or depressing for you.
It's a good story and should probably be read by young people these days. My father and mother grew up in the Depression and I knew something about it through first-hand stories. Many people today don't have any grasp of the poverty, nervousness and fear involved. Read this novel, ...it'll probably open your eyes a little.
Book Summary: Daniel leaves his family due to struggles with PTSD and his inability to find a job. (This might make a reader less sympathetic to him.) He travels around like a vagrant, trying to earn a little money here and there. His wife carries the entire burden of providing for the family back home and her lot in life is not easy.
Analysis: I felt the character development in this book was first-rate. Sometimes readers will criticize character development based solely on whether or not they personally LIKE the character. I doubt many of them realize they are even doing it, but it's unfair to the author. There are a lot of characters in literature that are unsavory, unlikeable, or downright repugnant. It doesn't necessary mean they are not well-developed, however. I had no trouble picturing the characters in this book and grasping their mindset, even if I didn't agree with it. The tone of the book is in keeping with its subject material. The pace of the story was steady and kept me engaged. The writing was skilled, the shifting between POVs deft. I felt the author achieved just the right balance between expository writing and dialogue.
Conclusion: This is a well-written book by a talented author. I would definitely read more books by this writer. As a reader, if the author makes me care about the outcome, even when I don't agree with the characters' choices, I regard that as a successful plot. I am very impressed with this book.