Times Like These

Times Like These

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by Evelyn Smith
     
 

“Times like these are about as unpredictable as boardinghouse stew!” says Teddy Soberjowski in the previous book, Boardinghouse Stew. The year was 1943, in the early days of World War II, when no one knew what would happen next.
In 1945, the times are no more predictable than they were back then. Less so, in fact, for the young heroine of the present book,…  See more details below

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“Times like these are about as unpredictable as boardinghouse stew!” says Teddy Soberjowski in the previous book, Boardinghouse Stew. The year was 1943, in the early days of World War II, when no one knew what would happen next.
In 1945, the times are no more predictable than they were back then. Less so, in fact, for the young heroine of the present book, Times Like These, who is now thirteen. Two years have passed since she witnessed one crisis after another—some more comic than tragic—in Mrs. Mumson’s boardinghouse in Sacramento, and became the narrator of Boardinghouse Stew.
Now Evelyn is on her way to a new home in Nevada, and an uncertain future with her parents, who have recently reconciled—again. Out here, in the Great America Desert, there would be no Teddy Soberjowskis to protect her.
In June of 1945 the war raged on in the Pacific, amid heavy casualties. It had also taken a terrible toll on the health of President Roosevelt, who died in April of that year. Now Harry Truman is president and, unbeknown to all but a few, is considering the use of a horrific new weapon to force Japan to surrender, thereby saving American lives.
What would happen next?
Teddy's pronouncement had never been more relevant: “Times like these are about as unpredictable as boardinghouse stew!”

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ForeWord Review - Brandon Stickney
The Smiths might have been the perfect American family: Mom, Dad, and two children—all chasing a dream or two. But the comparisons end there (or do they?), when Dad, George “Paddy” Smith, drinks his way out of a few jobs and his marriage, and Mom, Rosa, leaves the family for another man.
Meanwhile narrator Evelyn, the Smiths’ younger daughter, longs simply for a house that rings “with joy and laughter.” Instead they wind up in a noisy, absurd agent&#

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015084085
Publisher:
Phoenix International, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Evelyn Eileen Smith resides in the San Francisco Bay area and is an award-winning playwright of more than a dozen plays. The debut novel, Boardinghouse Stew, was inspired by her own real-life experiences working in a boardinghouse in Sacramento during World War II. Times Like These is based on more real-life adventures through the end of WW II, six years of peace, and the beginning of the Korean War.

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