My grandfather abandoned his wife and his daughter in 1906, when she was four. Adopted by an aunt, young Mary Holman began in 1915, at the age of thirteen, to travel the U.S. – a child prodigy performing on ice before thousands in city after city. She once skated with legend Sonja Henie. The press would photograph her spinning while
… begins with Chapter Nineteen. Read it aloud…with hot chocolate. Stoke a warm glow that’ll take you back to your childhood – you know – that mood we get in our hearts and smiles we have for Christmastime anywhere in the world. You can be there right now – even take the kids and grandkids. Just step back sixty five
In 1944 – Pine Camp (Fort Drum, NY) – two WWII Nazi POWs on farm work-release manage to escape. In 1953, it was a fourteen year old girl, Mary Crane and her club, who discovered the escapees near a bridge in Pompey Hollow. Imagine their conundrum as it turned out that Mary’s pen pal happened to be a grandson of,
Already receiving five star ratings, The Book of Charlie is both a history book and a great American adventure. Selected as one of only two (young adult) Indie Books We Love published worldwide by Publishers Weekly’s Foreword SUMMER issue.
Pompey Hollow Reviews June 2014