Introducing James Allen Young, author of Red Geranium: A Kansas Family History In Letters 1880-1960

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James Allen Young, M.D. M.M.M. is a Kansas native. He earned a B.A. in History and Science from Harvard College and has nourished a lifelong interest in history and genealogy. He had a 35-year career in adult cancer medicine and oncology program management prior to his retirement in 2016. The author lives with his wife Sarah on a small farm in Boulder County, Colorado. Red Geranium is his first book.

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Based upon a collection of thousands of family letters spanning several generations, Red Geranium tells the story of three families whose lives intersected in twentieth-century rural Sumner County, Kansas. The Mitchell-Young family, bereaved and impoverished at the dawn of the Great Depression, relied upon its wits, work ethic, and the timely assistance of friends, neighbors, and government, to slowly struggle to recovery. Their lives touched some of the most important and historic characters and events of the twentieth century; and their unique individual characteristics shaped their own destiny and that of the next generation. The touching, candid, and personal letters tell a remarkable story, and they illuminate some long-hidden family mysteries.

Introducing Joann Grantling Braswell, author of Generations of Fadeless Memories

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Joann Grantling Braswell is a retired educator whose dedicated career was recognized with two Educator of the Year awards. She was also nominated twice for the McKibben Lane Award, and appeared multiple times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Her poem “When I Look in the Mirror” appeared in the county’s Handbook for Middle School Parents.

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As Times Change, Women’s Courage Stays the Same. Three generations of mothers and daughters come vividly to life in this extraordinary family memoir, which captures and explores the experiences of women who stood up bravely to the sometimes nearly intolerable tragedies…and who survived to give life to the women after them. You might think that life in the early 1900s was very different from life today, but as you read, you’ll see that hope and heartache, duty and desire, courage and compassion have stayed the same over the past century, though the era in which events occur dictates the protocol for expressing these common experiences. You’ll meet Cora, who carried an intolerable secret; Ethel, whose marriage fell apart in ways she could not have imagined; Joann, whose lifelong fear was mirrored in the terrible experience she had to face. Visceral, unforgettable, and deeply important, Generations of Fadeless Memories bears witness not only to the extraordinary women of one family, but to the forces of social, racial, and gender equality in the 20th century.

Introducing Pat Jameson, author of Juniper Country

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Pat Jameson was born to a family of ranchers in Eastern Oregon and spent several summers working on a cattle ranch in the high desert in the 1960s. He previously published a novel called “The Juniper Story,” which is a sequel to this book. He was born and raised in Oregon, graduated from Santa Clara University and Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, and currently lives in Boise, ID.

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When three diverse families settle the remote high desert country of the northern Great Basin in the 1870s West near the future town of Juniper, one of these families, the James, is quite different than the other two. And their lives quickly clash over conflicting goals, heritage, and values, as two generations of these three families battle through the ensuing decades over land, cattle, romance, murder, betrayal, self-discovery, tragedy, and death.

Introducing Jackie Fischer, author of The Lost Branch

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Jackie Fischer “The General” is 46 years old and lives in Coram, New York. She is a full time Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation for the past 20 years. She is married and has one son. Her interests include hiking, skiing, playing piano, tennis, and walking her dog Woody. She loves to travel when her time allows. About of Marialuisa (illustrator) “Giggles” Marialuisa is 21 years old. She lives in Petrosino, Sicily. She graduated in the top two percent of her High School, Geometra. Her expertise in English earned her a trip of a lifetime to study in England. With her passion for learning and her interests of photography, illustrating, and music, she will one day find her dream career. She loves spending time with her family, friends and enjoys all animals. Traveling and visiting the United States has always been her dream.

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The story of my Sicily connection is fun to tell. I hope you enjoy learning a little bit about Sicily, and how our family in America reconnected with our relatives across the sea. There were two brothers that were separated at a young age because of the strict rules of immigration back in the early 1900’s. A hundred years later, a reunion of two families finally took place. There were sad times, happy adventures and special moments and memories that will last a lifetime.