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...But They Call Me Sonny
     

...But They Call Me Sonny

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by Pamela A. Clark
 

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Fourteen and growing up in the streets, Sonny can’t wait to leave; he lives for the day he can put all the shame behind him. But with the depression that has hit the country and the fact all the kids depend on him, the ones his mom keeps having since she hooked up with Rex…where would he go? It’s not as if he has a direction. All he has in this

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Fourteen and growing up in the streets, Sonny can’t wait to leave; he lives for the day he can put all the shame behind him. But with the depression that has hit the country and the fact all the kids depend on him, the ones his mom keeps having since she hooked up with Rex…where would he go? It’s not as if he has a direction. All he has in this world is his brother Paul. …and even though Paul has him by a few years, the big guy depends on him too.

Naw, labeled bastards since as far back as he can remember…it’s just he and Paul against the rest of them. Forced to be the responsible one, he will bide his time and deal with the chaos and turmoil as it comes. That is until he finds out the secret kept; one that ignites a fire so strong that without thought leads him on a journey that will take him to all but two of the forty-eight states in the Union.

Join him on his mission. Share his thoughts. Share his dreams. Life now his school, meet those that help shape the man he grows up to be. Travel with him at a period of time when millions of Americans are on the same path. All looking for a better life…all except one. Sonny isn’t looking for a better life…he is looking for his life. …but they call me Sonny is a book based on a real life. Does he find what he is looking for? Does he have a dad? If so, where is he? Why would the man take off and leave him alone with Susie? …and is it true, was he robbed of the life he was born to live?

Who are these strangers standing over your grave;

... not knowing your story and you not knowing theirs.

We are the ones that know where you lie;

... yet we are the ones that won’t let you die.

Maybe this story will comfort our hearts;

... to bring us closer and not so far apart.

We always wondered, we were always sad;

... and all we could do is call you Dad.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426924378
Publisher:
Trafford Publishing
Publication date:
01/21/2011
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.58(d)

Meet the Author

Pamela A. Clark attended Iowa State University where she majored in Construction Engineering. Working highway/road construction and in the water supply industry in Iowa for sixteen years, she moved with her family to Arizona where she managed a design engineering firm for two years. From there she spent two years working on-site as a Project Engineer. Projects included highway/road construction and an emergency water spillway. She is a past president of Women in Construction.

Spending twenty years in construction, Pamela switched directions. She spent twelve years working the Front-end Fraud Division for a major banking firm. Nominated Woman of the Year by Soroptimist International where she held membership, she also is a past member of the American Business Woman Association (ABWA), American Society of Personnel Association (ASPA), and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, (IAFCI). Having served with the Job Service Improvement Program, (JSIP) Pamela was the liaison between Iowa and Washington D.C. Now retired, she lives in Arizona with her husband and family.

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...But They Call Me Sonny 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. I felt as if I was on the journey with Sonny through his childhood into adulthood to find his father. Pam has given this book great life in her details of his ups and downs with humor and grace. Proud "Riverview Rat"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only did I learn a lot while reading this book, I also enjoyed getting to know Sonny. My heart went out to him many times as he searched for his dad. How many of us have ran into our mother and had to worry if she would know us? Thank God for strangers, how different his life could have been. Mostly I enjoyed sharing Sonny's thoughts, and how he worked his way in and out of situations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the start, the author cast me into the story. That as a young boy Sonny didn't have the answers, but had to reason until he found one that made sense. Growing up in the street means he had to stay focused; had to second-guess people motives, which he learned to turn around so they would step up and claim as their own. Throughout the book, Sonny never lost his imagination; that the young spirit he possessed remained just below the surface. Most of all I liked the pace of the book, and my travels through time. I found myself living the story. Most reads of this period are so depressing, but the author found a way to let us know that all was not "gloom and doom." People found ways to make do, to still have a life; move over Steinbeck, times were tough, but there was another side to this era. For sure, this is a multi-read book!