This warm memoir, set on a rural Michigan farm in the mid-1950's, delivers timeless lessons from a simpler day. A poor illegitimate child pursues personal dreams within the reality of harsh poverty; seeks simple truth within his increasingly complex world; silently grapples with personal guilt and loss; and wrestles with mental and spiritual growth as he searches for his place in his family and the universe. A barn burning, a family death, and a spiritual awakening are major events which bring the grandson and his seasoned leathery patriarch on a course toward lifetime resolutions for both. The author, born in Michigan but now a resident of Georgia, has waited over fifty years to write this story.
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The Other Side of the Tree based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I totally enjoyed this touching story of a young boy's awakening to the realities of life and how faith in God can see us through so many things. I'm hoping to see more of Ricky's journey as he continues to grow in body and spirit.