- File Size: 696 KB
- Print Length: 302 pages
- Publisher: Red Hand Productions (June 20, 2010)
- Publication Date: June 20, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003TFETEQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,233,786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Seven Days at Oak Valley Kindle Edition
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If this review finds it way to Ms Beckwith: Brava! Please, give us more. You have found a powerful method for delivering our important message of the damage and danger that exists in state operated institutions and the need for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to access home and community based supports and services.
Once I began my emotional journey into the back rooms and dark side of institutional living and into the mind and heart of a mail carrier and Elvis look-alike named Tony - I was hooked. I finished the book in a few short days, wishing there was more...
The character development of the residents at Oak Valley was captivating, sympathetic, endearing and believable; the setting was well-researched; and most important, the influential bad guys in fictional stories always get caught.
What appealed to me most was Beckwith's central thesis. She delights in taking her readers through a chain of mysterious events that allowed one young man to transition from institutional living into a meaningful life in the community. And beware, her delight is contagious.
I still get a lump in my throat every time I hear someone say, "See ya' later, alligator."