Rocking Chair Tales: Stories of Heart and Home [NOOK Book]

Overview

Author of the Hugs Series John Smith draws in readers with a collection of short stories intended to light up the imagination and spark conversation.

“Let me tell you a story.” What sentence draws us in with more magnetism? In his book Rocking Chair Tales, author John William Smith seeks to draw in readers with a collection of short stories intended to light up the imagination and spark conversation. Stories short enough to be read aloud will ...
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Rocking Chair Tales: Stories of Heart and Home

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Overview

Author of the Hugs Series John Smith draws in readers with a collection of short stories intended to light up the imagination and spark conversation.

“Let me tell you a story.” What sentence draws us in with more magnetism? In his book Rocking Chair Tales, author John William Smith seeks to draw in readers with a collection of short stories intended to light up the imagination and spark conversation. Stories short enough to be read aloud will cause the reader to recall fond memories and perhaps share his or her own stories. Smith’s tales, mostly drawn from his childhood, are true, yet they serve as parables because “they give truth flavor by attaching names, faces, and geographical locations to abstract notions and emotional realities.” His recollections serve as a powerful tool to recapture those magical moments that lay hidden within our cluttered lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439124420
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 35 MB
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Meet the Author

John Smith wrote five books in the Hugs series. In addition to Hugs for Mom, he authored Hugs for Dad, Hugs to Encourage and Inspire, Hugs for the Hurting, and Hugs for the Holidays. He has been a preacher and teacher for more than forty years and taught public school at the junior and senior high level; he also taught at the college and university level. He is an in-demand speaker for graduations, as well as for athletic, education, fund-raising events. He and his wife, Kila, live in Huntsville, Oklahoma, and his three adult children are scattered about the country.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Parental Love
Mother's Cherry Tree 3
Jump 11
Learning to Read 17
Love's Old Sweet Song 25
My Mother Played the Piano 31
Oh, Really 39
The Upward Way 47
Which Kind Are You? 55
Childhood Memories
The Neighborhood Moochers 65
Rubber Ice 73
Innocence Lost 81
Feeling Sorry for Alec 89
Where Did It Go? 97
The Other Side of Fear 107
God and the Nickel 117
Value 125
A Christmas Memory 131
The Perfect Peri 137
Lifelong Lessons
The Winner 145
Run, Tami, Run 153
The Pinson Mounds 161
Gertrude 171
Saturday Morning 179
Crossing the Great River 187
Home 195
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