Strong voice, strong sense of family; a strong story all around. Eric Hendershot's upcoming young adult historical fiction, At Season's End, takes you down the dusty road of one of our nations most poignant times, The Great Depression, and lays it out with all of its love, loss, and loyalty.
For a full background to the true origins of this story (which Eric began writing as a screenplay), please visit the "Author's Note and Dedication" page on Eric's At Season's End website.
Eric is a film writer, director, and producer and has stated that he has the goal of turning At Season's End into a movie. I bet he'll accomplish that (I mean, check out his filmography!) and I will definitely watch it (most likely buy it to go along with a print version of the book. I love combos!).
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Release date: May 8, 2012. Pre-order now!
Even the river didn't stop Paw. Clothes and all, he jumped into the whirlin', swirlin’ waters of the great Columbia.
At this Maw let out a scream. Mebby she thought Paw was goin’ to end it all. Then Tim yelled, “Oh, no, Paw!” But I was too surprised and scared to say anythin’.
I suppose it was just a second or two, but it seemed like minutes before he came up again to show us he had two heads and four arms. Then the mighty water turned him over to prove he had four legs. That was when we realized Paw was holdin’ on for dear life to a young drownin’ boy.
Hit hard by the Great Depression, Sal’s family loads up an old Buick and heads out to find work wherever they can. Driving from place to place, living off the little they can make, they soon realize they’ll never be able to afford to settle down again.
Then, when tragedy strikes, Sal and her brother must learn to fend for themselves. In a world of harsh realities, there’s no room left for romance. But that can’t stop Sal from dreaming of a life with Ben—a boy from another migrant family—even though she knows she may never see him again.
This heartwarming story about growing up in a troubled time is sure to resonate with modern readers of all ages.
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