Where Summer Goes Winter Follows

Where Summer Goes Winter Follows

by Sr. Daniel Chavez


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It is 1925, and the little town of Humbar is just getting by, like most Midwestern towns of the day. Some of its citizens are fairly well-off, while others just live day-to-day. The greatest threat the town faces is from the dam at Dagone Canyon, which periodically overflows during heavy rains, causing floodwaters to sweep through the lower areas of the town.
It turns out that Dagone Canyon's flooding is a metaphor, and a harbinger, of the national disaster called the Great Depression that would befall the town in a very few short years.

Into this time is born little Etta Summer. From idyllic beginnings, born to loving parents, little Etta is quickly thrust into a set of tragedies that would eventually consume her and pull her down into a deep depression-into sadness...

...the winter of her life.

Etta's character, though, is stalwart in this time-The Dust Bowl Era-as her life graphically illustrates how the town and its irrepressible citizens deal with the many economic and climatic events beyond their control.

Among them is the Beau family-particularly young Billy Beau-whose strength of character as a young man acts as a strong glue for those whose lives are falling apart. As one townsperson put it, "Billy is one of the finest young men this town has ever produced." Ultimately, Billy's patience, strength, and endurance saves the day when a final tragedy strikes, and all is seemingly lost.

The struggles-and the joys-of a Midwestern small-town and rural life in the Depression era paint a powerful landscape as the town, and its resilient residents, work together...

...to leave the winters of their lives behind, and welcome back their warm and joyful summers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621831808
Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/19/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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