Stephen Stroud is a native of Colorado. He is married to Mary Schonebaum and they have two children: Patricia and Michael. He lives with his wife in Centennial, Colorado.
The Absence Of Colorby Stephen Stroud
"The Absence of Color" is a novel about four families that evolve together through tragic coincidences. It is the story of the power of opportunity and those who seize it. It is a novel about redemption and understanding; of the power of money and the sins of government. It is a story of finding oneself no matter how arduous the search. It is a story of the aftermath of war and the milk of human kindness. It is the triumph of the human spirit against unlikely odds. It is also a story about unlikely friendships among twins of Anglo descent, an African-American teenager, a Mexican-American youth and a Japanese-American young man. It is this lasting bond of friendship, which personifies the landscape of the American people-the rich diversity of our citizens. Mostly, it is about the power of love and the many ways that love manifests itself. Set in Colorado during the decade of the 1950's and ending in 1960, it is a story about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
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I so enjoyed this book by this new author. I enjoyed the story line but also thought the characters were so real that one could actually reach into the book and shake their hands. I also loved the two main themes of opportunity and social injustice and the way the author developed the book into sub-books instead of chapters. Perhaps the best thing I loved about this book is the way it elicited my emotions-I actually cried in certain parts of the book and also felt joyous for some of the characters in other parts. I think if an author can trigger these emotions from his or her readers then they are wonderful writers. I also learned so much about the State of Colorado and this author also built part of his story around historical instances and he masterfully did it. I can't wait for Mr. Stroud's new book!
"The Absence of Color" is a book that will make you sit back and wonder about your own thoughts on life and how you view different groups of society. This book discusses the struggles of several ethnic groups and the challenge we all face as a human being. I highly recommend this book for book clubs and Civic classes as the situations in the book would make for great discussions!