You're invited to visit Michigan's Horton Bay in the 1930s when the world was young and the delightful innocence of Billy Snyder presents the reader with a few hours of pleasure reminiscing about a gentle time in our history that never again can be. This book has short chapters and is easily readable in one sitting. Let the reader share the happy and carefree days of the Great Depression in a community held together by its concern for everyone.
Share young Billy's sensitive life as he helps his father build a log cabin in a grove of maple trees, as he goes from one adventure to another, as he wonders about his family's fundamental religion, and as he questions the subtle bigotry of the community. Shop at Horton Bay's general store, look in at the village blacksmith, join the worshipers at the local church, watch a Fourth of July fireworks display create havoc on the beach, sneak a peak at some girls skinny dipping in the moonlight, become part of the pleasures at a family reunion, feel the helplessness of the bucket brigade trying to extinguish the flames consuming a farm house, and sense the strength of a mighty threshing machine delivering golden grains of wheat for the harvest. These are but a few of the many experiences the reader will enjoy throughout the pages of Horton Bay.