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Never Cry Again

Never Cry Again

by Jim Cole

Paperback(2nd ed.)

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An Amazing Story Of A Boy Overcoming Life's Struggles Against All Odds
A young boy living in rural southern Arkansas during America's Great Depression is forced from his home into a life of survival. Afraid and alone, Drew knows he can trust only the Black community that has surrounded him all his life. At age 10 the boy reaches the shattering conclusion that his childhood is over.
It is the beginning of a remarkable and dangerous journey.
Drew's chilling and astonishing adventures as he witnesses a KKK attack, faces liars, gamblers, bootleggers and thieves paint a compelling mosaic of life in the rural American South of the 1930s. The follow-on turbulent and violent years of World War II complete a narrative that the reader will find uplifting as he finds himself cheering for Drew's successes while caring about his disappointments.
Despite exposure to a number of corrupt personalities, Drew never abandons the faith taught him by evangelical Negro ministers. He utilizes these core beliefs as a bulwark against despair and a source of strength as he suffers hunger, loneliness, and extreme poverty.

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ISBN-13: 9781663566560
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/15/2020
Series: Never Cry Again series , #1
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

JIM COLE is a retired civil/structural engineer. While traveling around the world on various engineering assignments he always dreamed of becoming a writer. When he retired after 42 years as a consulting engineer he saw his chance to fulfill that dream. He attended Rice University's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies in Houston, taking classes in creative writing. Later he joined the Houston Writer's Guild and was fortunate to be under contract for several years to the Houston Chronicle for short stories for their Sunday supplement magazine,Texas.
Today, Jim and his wife Marian live quietly in their hometown, Victoria, Texas, where Jim continues his interests in writing and studies Victoria's rich history and heritage.
Jim currently authors a monthly newspaper column for Victoria Preservation, Inc., where he is a member of the Board of Directors. His well-received column,Vanished from Victoria, documents Victoria's vanishing nineteenth and early twentieth-century architectural heritage.
Never Cry Again published by Jim at age 80, is his debut novel. The action and events of his historical fiction saga take place during a time-frame in which he is personally familiar, the 1930s and 40s. The sweep of his narrative covers locations and events throughout the 5-state region of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico, set against the backdrop of racial prejudice, depression-era southern America, the turbulence of World War II and its aftermath.

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