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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Recommended to Children of the First Half Of Last Century

Title: Amidst The American Dreams
Author: Stephan James Gathings
Website: http://noveltimes.webs.com
Category: Fictional Love story
ISBN: 978-1-4560-5774-9 (Softcover)
ISBN: 978-1-4560-5773-2 (Hardcover)
Book Link: http://www.amazon.com/Amidst-American-Dreams-Stephan-Gathings/dp/145605774X/
Pages: 448


Reviewed by Doc originally for Amazon
 Reviewer's rating: 5.0 stars 



I don't usually do this, but I wanted to recommend this novel to anyone who is a child of the first half of this past century. Not only is this book a great read, but also it is the type of novel that makes you want to get back to it as soon as you can to find out what's going to happen next. It is truly an emotional roller coaster, moving back and forth between comedy and epic-level tragedy -- from the high-jinx of high school to the gruesome carnage of the Vietnam war, from the innocence of first love to the heartbreak of divorce and the spectre of untimely death.
Steve Gathings is an excellent storyteller, who in this novel weaves the threads of a number of lives into the fabric of fiction, a fiction that is very real to so many of us from the "baby boomer" generation. Readers will find a little of themselves in this mirror of a time long lost and much missed, a time when we were young but didn't know it

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1 comment:

Stephan James Gathings said...

I was just notified offically by mail that I was voted one of the top 3 authors in 'Greatest Around The Poconos'. I wish to thank those that nominated me and had cast their votes! To get to know me and my works better please feel free to visit my website below. Thank you all, Stephan James Gathings.

http://www.noveltimes.webs.com