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August in Paradise based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I was surprised but not disappointed to discover that August is a person, not a month. This book follows the young man's maturation in America in the period from World War I through the end of World War II. His life takes a series of unexpected -- at least to the reader -- twists and turns. This could be Anyman's story, not just August's, and reading about his life will remind you about the adventures and suspense in your own. And then there's the book's ending, which leaves me eager to get the next book in what I believe is a trilogy about August's life.
Bob Frey's first novel is full of interesting twists and turns, but through them all, the main character, August, show remarkable loyalty -- to friends, to family, to country. The book is a good and quick read, and includes much historical information about coming of age in a town in southern Michigan in the period from World War I through World War II. I generally prefer non-fiction works, but am eager to read the next book in the 'August' series to see where life -- and the author -- take our hero.