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by Donovin Freeman

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Home by Donovin Freeman

"Home" is based on a true story. Spanning 3 decades HOME is the epic tale of 4 young children moved down south by their strong willed, sharp tongue, no nonsense grandmother Cathy. Set in her ways the children, Tara, Kim, Hallie and Mike realize that it's Cathy's way or the highway. A story of survival, tough love, and hope, you'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll love HOME. �Home� is a story about the collateral damage that can be done by the drug trade. Fortunately, the children were rescued from that environment and have lived very good decent lives despite very rough beginnings. "Home" also has a tie to the movie "Hoodlum" starring Laurence Fishburne, Vanessa Williams, Tim Roth and Andy Garcia.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149572267
Publisher: College Park Films
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 501
File size: 545 KB

About the Author

Donovin Freeman was born in Charleston, SC in 1970. At the age of 8 he moved to College Park, GA. He graduated from M.D. Collins High School in 1987. He is the author of three novels, "Home" "Home Again" and "Running in Place." Donovin urges readers to contact him at his website Donovin is also a screenwriter and movie producer with several film credits under his belt.

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Home 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
jasveena More than 1 year ago
Home moved me. Home made me want to go back to the beautiful old days where I used to be a tiny kid and home made me cherish what I have still in life especially my parents. That's how I felt after reading this beautiful novel by Donovin Freeman.  It is a story about a family where the parents are totally unreliable. The kids grow up with their grandmother and this story depicts the lives of four siblings and the challenges they face in their everyday life in the 1950's.  I think this story also tells you what happens when two individual starts a family in the name of love and lets their relationship go out of hand due to problems. I am deeply moved by the way the story evolves as it seems very realistic and anyone who reads this story can relate to it as we live in a society with a lot of domestic violence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great and enjoyable read. It definitely takes you through different emotions.. the ending was a bit rushed and story leaves you wondering what happened (or what was going on) with some in the story.. overall i enjoyed the book
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
You have a set of parents who decide to have several children with no real means to take care of them. The parents lose control of their marriage and their lives and become increasingly less responsible. The children’s lives are placed in jeopardy because of this and some of them almost die. That’s what happened to four children: Hallie, Mike, Kim and Tara in the novel “Home.” Once the four children were ultimately abandoned by both parents, their paternal grandmother, Cathy, and her husband, William, become their surrogate parents. Cathy is a no-nonsense, sharp-tongued authoritarian with a soft side that manifests at the oddest times. Her life is never the same once she takes on her grandchildren. The children will struggle with rumors, hardship, death, rape and the blatant fact that their real parents had major issues that forced them into their situation, but they will learn to cope and to understand that they were actually forced into going to a real home and real happiness. Donovin Freeman writes a somewhat charming tale about a family that experiences some of the worst of life and somehow they find the courage to laugh and to overcome obstacles that could’ve destroyed them all. I laughed several times during this read. The characters were well developed and likeable. They actually carried this story. The problem with “Home” was that it was extremely long and didn’t have a plot. The characters actually make up for that fact. There was just too much material. There were many well-written scenes. However, some of them were unnecessary. There were a lot of things that didn’t have to be mentioned. There was dialogue overload and not enough descriptive material. Sometimes readers will find themselves in a different spot in the story’s timeline without any transition material. With that being said, I would indeed encourage readers to give “Home” a try. If you’re going on a long trip and need something to read, “Home” is it. I really did enjoy the read and will definitely read Donovin Freeman in the future. Reviewed by: Trenika
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Home the other day and it was one of the best books I have ever read. I am not a big reader but I couldn't put this book down. As a matter of fact I'm thinking about reading it again. Great book!!!
Lisa_Cole More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine is personal friends with Donovin and she recommended that I give his book a try. I read it and thought it was quite good. I have read many books where the story gets bogged down Donovin kept the action moving which to me is a sign of a good writer. Hope to read more from him in the future.