by Jack Dold



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/7/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781665542845
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781665542821
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781665542838

About the Book

Two mothers, on their deathbeds, one in Mississippi and one in the Bronx, New York, send their children to friends, asking their help to lift their children from the depths of grinding poverty. Three young children are introduced to a new world, where they succeed beyond their mothers’ dreams. Joshua and Ruthie Baxter escape from an isolated cabin in the Mississippi woods to enter a world centered in the Ole Miss community, as they fight to free themselves from the label of “poor white trash.” James Bright is taken from his mother’s cold water flat in the South Bronx to the dorms of Saint Mary’s in Berkeley, California, where he finds himself as the only black boy in an all-white grammar and high school. It is not an easy road for any of them, as they struggle with problems no one could have anticipated. Their paths cross in the turbulent streets of San Francisco during the height of the Summer of Love. This is a story of love and hope, of shock, fear and fulfillment.

About the Author

Jack Dold has been writing for more than ten years, since his retirement from the travel business. In his first career, he was Vice Principal of a high school in Oakland, California during the tumultuous years of the late 1960s and early 1970. There, he got a close view of the societal changes brought about by the Flower Children in San Francisco and the political turmoil in Berkeley. This book culminates during that period, when America faced the problems of political upheaval, drugs and generation gap.