A Winter Morning's Sun

A Winter Morning's Sun

by Robert Goble


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Bullied at school, friendless and misunderstood, Broadie Bennett learns to trust the loving, sincere people who come into his life. When January, a girl his age, moves in next door, a fragile friendship grows, and through the sting of a first crush he is helplessly pushed aside as she soon suffers dire challenges of her own. His circumstances deteriorate through the disintegration of his family and an increasingly violent environment, but he holds on to a vision of the life he wants, one small symbol of what he desires most: a gold coin that belonged to his great-grandmother. As he is torn away from the only stability he has ever known, the home of his grandparents, he faces a choice between escape and the selfless care of his younger siblings. Little does he know how great and far-reaching his small choices will become for his life and those around him.

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ISBN-13: 9781434102416
Publisher: The Editorium
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 0.65(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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A Winter Morning's Sun 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
L-Tolman More than 1 year ago
What comes through most clearly is the lovable, tormented and compassionate Brodie Bennett. (Unfortunately, the situations that created his problems are growing more prevalent in our society.) Robert Goble expertly weaves a wonderful novel with characters so compelling and personalities so vivid, you will remember them long after you have finished the final page. I'm watching for more novels by the talented Robert Goble.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was sooo good!! It brought out so many emotions. I recommend it to all!!
Marsha_Easton More than 1 year ago
In his novel "A Winter Morning's Sun", Robert Goble has given us a look into some of the results of the dark side of generation X and of the effects that are left in its wake. Broadie Bennett is an off-spring of drug-addict, abusive parents. In the life-struggles of this young boy I see glimpses of Dicken's "Oliver Twist" and "Great Expectations'" Pip. Broadie's relationship with his only true friend January reminds me a lot of Pip and Estella. This book reflects real life in contrasts of the lowest and highest degrees of human experiences, as seen through the eyes of a maladjusted preadolescent. To Broadie, life is a war, a constant battle to defend himself, his siblings, and his territory and possessions against a world of peers and adults who constantly misjudge him. Even those who mean well won't stop to listen. He has the example of old values and constancy in his grandparents. His coin collection is a symbol of this, and other symbols of what Broadie learns and understands are lberally sprinkled throughout this book. For example, his clubhouse stands for his need of something grounded that he can count on, a refuge. The winter sun symbolizes the breakthrough of the positive things he finally learns and the choices he makes. We also can enjoy the lyrical poetic writing style of the author's descriptions throughout this book. It is an emotional read, so have a box of tissues handy.
Amandali More than 1 year ago
Robert Goble captures the silent suffering of so many children of this generation left parentless because of drug addiction and abuse. His writing style is very descriptive. Though slightly graphic in some places, the reader soon finds herself involved, hoping for relief and fulfillment for the main character. The ending is strong. It's an overall tearjerker.