- Paperback: 242 pages
- Publisher: Saga Books (May 8, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1897512562
- ISBN-13: 978-1897512562
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,645,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Guardians and Other Angels Paperback – May 8, 2012
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About the Author
Amazon bestselling author, blogger, and award-winning artist and art show exhibitor, Linda Lee Greene was born in the farmhouse bedroom of her maternal grandparents located on the rim of the famous star-wound in Peebles, Adams County, Ohio, U.S.A. known the world over as the Great Serpent Mount Crater. Mother of a son and a daughter, and grandmother of two grandsons, Greene resides in Columbus, Ohio. An extensive exhibition of her artwork can be viewed at www.gallery-llgreene.com. Backstories and excerpts of her current and a selection of her future books are featured on her web site at www.booksbylindaleegreene.gallery-llgreene.com/. Greene gained admission to the National Honor Society while a sophomore in high school and retained her honors status throughout her tenure at Franklin University in Columbus and at the Columbus College of Art and Design. In addition, she graduated from the Interior Design Institute of Columbus as the valedictorian of her class. She is a member of the Grove City (Ohio) Writer’s Group, as well as of the Grove City Arts Council. Blog - http://Ingoodcompanyohio.blogspot.com Twitter - @LLGreeneAuthor Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/author/lindaleegreene Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/LindaLeeGreeneAuthor Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Amazon Author Central - https://authorcentral.amazon.com/v/1742188271 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
This book will be a "family treasure", but the authentic personal letters written by the book's characters that are included in the book describe an important way of life and times in America, and Linda's superb and powerful depiction of historical events during the 1930s and 1940s also make it a "historical trasure". Anyone who likes to read heartwarming family sagas and Great Depression and World War II history that are beautifully written will love this book.
This was life before we got so smart -before cell phones, television sets and reliable birth control. It is the story of four generations and how they made a mark on life in Central Ohio during times nobody thought were good, of how people stuck together and supported one another day after endless day. Greene gives us the details of how Lena's hopes to become a carpenter were dashed by her mother's desire to protect the family name from disgrace. She gives us animal-killing snow storms and the 1937 Ohio River floods when flood stage reached 70 feet. She gives us dear, sweet Bussy's cock fights with a rooster named Tarzan, and a hilarious but ill-fated plan of Uncle Dick's to touch his teacher, Peggy Sue Heatley's voluptuous breasts, and so much more.
This story is not light-hearted by any test, but it is one well worth reading as it gives the reader an inside look at what many of our ancestors survived so we might follow them.
Author Greene puts it this way:
"Despite the tragedies, the hardships associated with farm life, and the ravages of the Great Depression, there was an underlying quality of buoyancy to the spirits of those remarkable people. Even though I carry in my cells the unfortunate imprint of my many nights in the rocking chair with my grandmother as she cried for Bussy and Bob and her other departed loved-ones, my cells also carry the much deeper and more influential legacy of the resilience, the optimism, and the gaiety of my ancestors."
Linda Lee Greene uses an Appalachian dialect for her characters that seems authentic and easy to navigate. This remarkable book reminds me of two Jeannette Walls books: HALF BROKE HORSES and THE GLASS CASTLE.The five star rating I gave GUARDIANS AND OTHER ANGELS is not enough. I wish I could give it more. I look forward to savoring the sequel.
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