The Year of the Cicadas

The Year of the Cicadas

by Catie Hartsfield


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988456709
Publisher: Crooked Tree Publishing LLC
Publication date: 01/09/2013
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Catie loves being a wife, mother and grandmother. She is an avid gardener and makes delicious cookies. She divides her time between home and visiting her grandchildren. You can learn more about Catie by visiting her web site: or on Facebook at the Year of the Cicadas.

Table of Contents

Dedications and Heart Felt Thanks i

Foreword iii

Section 1 The Accident

Chapter 1 The Phone Call 3

Chapter 2 The Drive 14

Chapter 3 The Trauma Center 17

Chapter 4 Elizabeth 37

Chapter 5 James Returns 43

Chapter 6 The Camping Trip 49

Chapter 7 James' Own Words; The Rescue 55

Section 2 Miracles

Chapter 8 The Neurological ICU 73

Chapter 9 The Blessings 77

Chapter 10 Survival Mode 87

Chapter 11 Fighting for Life 95

Chapter 12 The Wakening 101

Chapter 13 The Other Side 107

Chapter 14 Self-Prophecy and a Red-eyed Wolf 113

Chapter 15 Facing the Unknown 119

Chapter 16 Family is a Relative Term 123

Chapter 17 Different Types of Fathers 129

Chapter 18 Early Morning Rush 135

Chapter 19 The Ambulance Ride 141

Section 3 Recovery

Chapter 20 The Rehab Center 147

Chapter 21 Comfort 157

Chapter 22 Re-booting 163

Chapter 23 Glimpses of the Future 173

Chapter 24 The Pit Bulls 179

Chapter 25 Something to Cling To 183

Chapter 26 Hurts and Wrongs 191

Chapter 27 Celebrations 197

Chapter 28 It's All Messed Up; It's Just Not Right 205

Chapter 29 Fatigue 215

Chapter 30 The Clash of Wills 221

Chapter 31 The Crooked Tree 233

Chapter 32 The Escape Artist 241

Chapter 33 Circling the Wagons 247

Chapter 34 Moving Forward 257

Chapter 35 Houdini Returns 261

Chapter 36 Three-Day Leave 271

Chapter 37 A Shave and a Haircut 275

Chapter 38 Snap Out Of It 281

Chapter 39 Making the Grade 287

Section 4 New Beginnings

Chapter 40 Facing your Fears 295

Chapter 41 Against All Odds 299

Chapter 42 Weathering the Onslaught 307

Chapter 43 New Growth 313

Chapter 44 Driving 321

Chapter 45 Good-byes 329

Chapter 46 Testing 335

Chapter 47 Conquering the Cliff 343

Chapter 48 What About Us 349

Chapter 49 The Cleansing 355

Chapter 50 Bryants' Story 361

Chapter 51 Coming Out of the Darkness 363

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The Year of the Cicadas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I am 51 years old and have never read a whole book so this should tell you how good it is. I became familiar with this book when a relative's son had an accident and had a brain injury. She said that reading this book is what got her through the whole process after the accident. I just thought I would get it and see if it was good. Well I purchased it on my ipad on a Saturday and by the next Sunday I was done with it. I couldn't put it down. I have two son's one is 30 and one is 22 and I could so totally relate to so much that Catie was saying in this book. I don't know if she has done it or thought about it but I think she needs to be a speaker and see if she could get through to some of the kids today. I loved the book and if you start to read it you will not be able to put it down. So glad everything turned out for her the way it did with everything in the book. This does show that there are higher powers looking over us and the power of prayer is great!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was swept away in this story and loved the way the author wrote in 1st person, so I felt as if I was walking with her during her journey and looking over her shoulder the entire way. This is a remarkable story of love, faith, struggle, and redemption. And in the end, it's really just about love, because that's the most important thing in the entire world. I loved every chapter, and have gone back to the quotes referenced in each chapter for a reminder that no matter what comes your way, you can get through it. Some times the only way out is through, and boy did this family come through a significant journey. You won't be able to put it down.... I couldn't. Loved every bit of it.
ARiley More than 1 year ago
This book is an inspiration and a blessing. Taking my time while reading it, with every word and chapter I dug in a little deeper. I felt so drawn into every moment, almost as if I was standing beside the author while the events unfolded. The writing had me feeling so closely connected to this family and I cried with the mother as I heard her story. I was inspired by the faith and the love in each chapter. I know that this family was blessed with a healing and a miracle in so many different levels. This book is a masterpiece from cover to cover! I really feel that a movie will be made from this story! Yes, it is that good!! Blessed by this... thank you Catie for telling your story!