Last week I read "At Season's End" . . . No . . . let me rephrase that. Saturday I read "At Season's End." Because once I started, I couldn't put it down. It took me on an amazing journey with Paw and Maw, Sal and Tim, during the years of the great depression.
This is a story of a family who have to walk away from almost everything they own--because the depression has taken it from them. What little they have left, they load into their old Buick, making the car their home as they travel from state to state, living the lives of migrant workers--or cherry pickers--depending on which state they are in, at the time. They have little money. In fact, there are times when they have no money, at all. But they always seem to make it through each day.
Paw is a steady, creative, intelligent, man, who leads his family with solid faith. He teaches his son and daughter, by his own example, the value of work and family, which proves to be a great blessing in both of their lives.
I could go on and on but I don't want to say too much because it's a story that tells itself without any help from me. It's a story that wraps itself around the reader and keeps them warm until the last page.
The novel, "At Season's End," written by Eric Hendershot, will be out on May 8th.