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Daniel Grotta has worn just about every hat in publishing, including investigative journalist, war correspondent, syndicated columnist, editor and so forth. His thousands of articles, reviews and columns have appeared in major magazines, newspapers and online journals. He has also authored several books, including J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth, the renowned first biography of the creator of The Lord of the Rings. Among his many accolades and awards is one that stands apart from the rest: His writings were, at one point, the most requested to be recorded as audio files by Reading for the Blind in Philadelphia, because of the visual clarity and beauty of his prose. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Overseas Press Club, The Authors Guild and American Society of Journalists & Authors, Daniel Grotta is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events on writing, literary criticism and the publishing industry. He also welcomes invitations to participate in discussions with book clubs, in classrooms and with other book-interested groups (occasionally in person, more often via Skype, Google Hangout or phone), and to do occasional readings.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 66 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470139081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470139087
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,860,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I spent last evening with Daniel Grotta's delightful novella. Mr. Grotta story takes place in fictional Black Bear -- a sleepy little town in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. His characters tell a story of the many faces of pride, shame and refound honor.

The main character, Jeff Smith, is a quiet man who loves his family, his friends and his community; but who hasn't quite learned how to love himself. His daughter and father-in-law show him the way. I don't know if Mr. Grotta did this on purpose, but his Mr. Smith has much in common with another fictional Smith -- Jefferson Smith of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" fame.

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There is a certain classic type of story: One in which the main character is treated unjustly, and you read on to find out how the character will get his revenge/satisfaction/see justice done. This is one of those, in short-story form.

Like all such stories when well done, this one is deeply satisfying. It's also moving and charming. I quite enjoyed it.
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I did not know what to expect. One evening I was bored at a family event, I opened up this little gem on my kindle iphone app. I thought, "What the heck." For the rest of the night I couldn't put it down. Later on I was forced to plug in my iphone. I was forced to read this tethered to the wall. The characters were so well developed and delightful in their own respects. The novel really sucked me in. I wanted to know the outcome so much, that I found myself rushing. It's a short story, that is re-readable. You will be glad that you purchased it. Mr. Grotta has a way with words, and has formulated something marvelous. I look forward to many more stories. The only complaint I have is that it is a short story. I was left wanting more. This does not mean that in any way it feels incomplete. I felt simply that I wanted another story....to be taken someplace else by the writer upon completion. Good Stuff.
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Honor (Black Bear, Pennsylvania), a novella by Daniel Grotta, is the story of Jeff Smith. He is a widower who lives a quiet life with his two children. He works in his father-in-law's business and is constantly bullied by his brother-in-law . On the surface there is nothing remarkable about Jeff. However, as the story develops we learn that Jeff has a secret which makes him a most remarkable man. Can he learn to believe this?
Mr. Grotta has written a powerful and thought provoking story. This is a story worth telling and I recommend reading it.
I received this book free of charge from Pixel Hall Press and I give this review of my own free will.
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I'd had this little novella on my reading table for a couple of months, but finally picked it up last night when I wanted something I could read in an hour or two. So glad I did it. The story is completely engaging, the characters recognizable and endearing, and the writing is light-hearted. And I have to admit, I sobbed through most of the last three chapters. Daniel touches something really profound here, and does it in an almost Rockwellian manner so you don't quite see it coming. But in this age of suspicion and mistrust over values ideological, he cuts through it all with a wonderful examination of how difficult it can be to come to grips with one's ambiguous feelings about a personal past, and about how none of us are cut from cardboard and painted a single color. It is a refreshing and moving read.
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