Face the Winter Naked

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A shell-shocked veteran haunted by the carnage of the First World War abandons his family in the Great Depression and goes on the road in search of relief from his nightmares - and returns to find his family have become victims of violence. *** "FACE THE WINTER NAKED is a gorgeously written and evocative novel of an earlier economic crisis: the Great Depression. Readers looking for a stunning read, intelligent and emotional on every level, will not be disappointed." ~ Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Crazy ...
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Overview

A shell-shocked veteran haunted by the carnage of the First World War abandons his family in the Great Depression and goes on the road in search of relief from his nightmares - and returns to find his family have become victims of violence. *** "FACE THE WINTER NAKED is a gorgeously written and evocative novel of an earlier economic crisis: the Great Depression. Readers looking for a stunning read, intelligent and emotional on every level, will not be disappointed." ~ Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Crazy Beautiful and The Education of Bet *** "Bonnie Turner's Face the Winter Naked is a beautifully written tale of strength, hope, love, and despair. Within the pages of this book, the era of the Great Depression unfolds into sharply focused reality, and the people who were impacted the most by that time of financial desperation come to life. Ms. Turner is an excellent storyteller, and I found myself completely immersed in her narrative." (Bobby) BookWenches www.bookwenches.com
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Editorial Reviews

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Bonnie Turner's Face the Winter Naked is a beautifully written tale of strength, hope, love, and despair. Within the pages of this book, the era of the Great Depression unfolds into sharply focused reality, and the people who were impacted the most by that time of financial desperation come to life. Ms. Turner is an excellent storyteller, and I found myself completely immersed in her narrative.
Amy Sue Nathan
I'm a very picky reader and I don't finish books I don't like -- my reading time is too precious to waste. Reading FACE THE WINTER NAKED was a wonderful way to spend my time. It's well-written, vivid, engaging and heart-tugging. I went to sleep at night thinking of Daniel and LaDaisy , the main characters, and woke up in the morning ready to read more. I raced to the end of the book to know what happened but was sorry when I read the last page because my time with the characters was over.
Joan Johnson
Spot-On Depiction

My parents lived through the Depression era, and many of the stories they told me were directly depicted in this remarkable book... These are real people, with real problems, in a world they didn't create but did their best to survive, and the author is to be commended for writing an insightful book that could have, but didn't, become maudlin. This book is proof that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
R. Correll
I swan, I love this book!

I'm not sure if I've ever seen the mild oath "I swan" in a book before, but my late mother used it often. The language in "Face the Winter Naked" really spoke to me in a familiar tongue. The story reminded me of stories told by my late parents about the Great Depression... my grandma would never turn away a hungry mouth showing up at their door.

Thank you Bonnie for such a fine read.

PS: I'm a 60 plus year old male.
Joanne Donaldson
Great thought provoking book

This is a book for those who enjoy connecting with all elements of our humanity...pathos, sorrow, hurt, forgiveness, love and hope. Anyone who has lived the near 70 years I have can relate as we have faced most of life's pains and truly understand that we all suffer from much of the histories and characteristics of these characters. I could not put this book down and did not want it to end.
Linda Johnson
Heart-breaking

Face The Winter Naked was an eye opener. Such a sad time. LaDaisy's story could have been the true life story of my Grandma Eva Blue. My grandfather left her to raise 3 little boys by herself. Heros come in every shape & size. This is a work of fiction but Ms Turner could easily have written my grandmothers story.

Daniel suffered from PTSD... This book will haunt you, long after you finish.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780557299348
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 2/26/2010
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 1,102,356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Missouri in 1932, Bonnie Turner experienced firsthand the poverty and heartbreak of the Depression years. A proud survivor of the era, she now resides in Wisconsin—and still speaks fluent hillbilly with a southern drawl. She has published children's fiction; this is her first adult novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2010

    Face the Winter Naked

    This book is excellent and I couldn't put it down. A must read. Very timely because of the recession. And we think we have it bad sometimes. The author makes this book about the depression come alive and you feel the characters emotions and pain. Touched my heart greatly. I have recommended this book to all my friends.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2011

    Amazing, simply amazing

    I am not even done with this book yet but felt compelled to write a review. Wonderful book. I can not put it down. For a first time novel, this book is outstanding. I hope to read more by Bonnie Turner. This would make an excellent book club book for all of the discussion topics. I think it would also be a fantastic novel for history students to get a real feel for what it was like during the Great Depression.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    looooooove this book

    looooooove this book

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

    I loved this book!!  I laughed, I cried, and I while I couldn't

    I loved this book!!  I laughed, I cried, and I while I couldn't wait to finish it, I was sad when it was over.  The characters pulled me into their stories.  I highly recommend this!

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

    Wonderful book

    This was a very touching and interesting read. Did not want it to end. I have personally recommended this to many friends.

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