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His Moment in Time: A Historical Memoir Hardcover – April 16, 2012
About the Author
Joan Mathy Norgord was born and raised in the small town of Prentice, Wisconsin. She and her siblings grew up in the home of their great-grandfather, an elderly gentleman that they would come to love. Long after his death, she was inspired to write about him, but education, marriage and raising two children took priority. After attending Edgewood College in the early 1980s, she began to study ancestry. Curiosity about faces in old photographs, led to an examination of family history, especially in regard to her paternal great-grandfather. It would take more than 10 years to complete her mission. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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It is a book most readers can relate to in their own family history of ancestors that migrated to a new country and new life.
I am not an avid reader, but could hardly put this book down, I finished it cover to cover in three days. I am from this area, and my Grandfather knew and talked about Sam and many of the other charactors in this story.
Joan did extensive research, and did an excelent job presenting such an interesting account of her Great Grandfathers life story.
I loved the book, and can hardly wait for her to finish another one.
for my son which he loved the book also. We are from Prentice so we
know alot of the people she talks about. I could hardly put the book down
A great story about the author's family ( but it could have been mine too) from the perspective of the family patriarch. She covers the landscape of rural america in the early part of the last century and show's us how the big events of that period affected us all. As a multigenerational view, she does well with covering the times of each successive generation while maintaining the humanity of the people involved. I think that though it has a great midwest appeal, the fact that it brings to life the history of a state (Wisconsin) that is currently in the midst of creating history once again at the national level, makes it both current and historical at the same time.
The author brings a fresh perspective and humor to her writing, and understandably it's got an very deep feel about it because it's the author's own family. I can only hope that Ms. Norgord has other efforts in mind - I'll be looking forward to watching her grow as a writer.
On a more intimate level, the fascinating and turbulent love story between Sam and his wife Carrie engulfs the reader completely, making it difficult to put the book down.
thank you both
Christin Mathy Anderson