Making Manna

Making Manna

by Eric Lotke


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ISBN-13: 9781939930224
Publisher: Brandylane Publishers
Publication date: 06/20/2014
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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Making Manna 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
In this beautifully written novel, a too-young mother called Libby needs a place to stay and a job –not easy without proof of citizenship and age. And next she needs food. Some fascinating lessons ensue on American poverty and the poverty of its legal system. But this is a novel that never stops too long to mourn, moving always forward with its characters ever determined, taking the positive road and living convincingly with pains of the past. It’s a fast-moving, absorbing tale, its voices, young, old and in between, rendered with perfect pitch, reality honestly colored and clear, and hope made convincingly real. Making Manna follows the growing pains of both child and parent, making it a coming-of-age story for many ages. The wounds and abuses of breaking families, the loves and joys of human connection, and the hopes and fears of human aspirations are all here. The result is a pain-filled, hope-filled novel, and a wonderfully inspiring, un-put-down-able read. Don't miss it. Disclosure: The author was a guest on my blog and I was given a free ecopy of his book , for which I offer my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being faith-based people, we often say that God writes straight with crooked lines. After reading Making Manna, we would add that author Eric Lotke also writes straight with crooked lines. The main characters start off with incredible odds against being successful in life. But, with steadfastness and bonding with others more or less "in the same boat", they emerge as role models for those in similar circumstances. This is why as cofounders of an international prison reform organization, we have featured the book in our newsletter and give it five stars.
mally38 More than 1 year ago
A modern update of the Horatio Alger format.  Lotke has written an engrossing tale as he gradually develops his two main characters as they struggle against adversity to make their way in the world.  They overcome obstacles through hard work and the kindness of strangers.  They are in turn do altruistic good deeds..It is refreshing to find a novel which believes that there are still many good people in the world.