This journey of self discovery is a must-read!

Posted: June 23, 2014 in Book reviews
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BOOK REVIEW

Depression Carpenter – by Java Davis

The publisher describes this book as “A Road Trip through the Gulf States during The Great Depression.”

The storyline:

A young man, Jackson “Jake” Ferry, born into a privileged New York family, loses them in a car accident. Young and wealthy, he needs to justify his existence during The Great Depression. He is skilled in carpentry and drives around the Gulf of Mexico, working on building projects with his peculiar friend and partner from Florida, Chin, who has cheerfully abandoned his family in favor of an adventure. Together, they travel an amazing road trip, helping poor folks along the way, repairing their homes and their lives.Eventually, Jake lands in Galveston, where he stays to help rebuild the island after their first Great Flood, building an inter-racial school for the island’s orphans.The road trip comes to an end in with Jake back in New York City, an older and wiser man with an internal compass to guide his path.

 

My review:

This is a must-read!

Of DEPRESSION CARPENTER, the author says, “It’s a journey I wish I could have taken, and I’m pleased to share it with others.” Having read this journey of self discovery, this reviewer can totally relate to those sentiments.

Nostalgic, beautifully written and totally believable, this is (recent) historical fiction at its best. It’s high concept, too…a road trip like none other: a veritable ride through the Great Depression.

For those who enjoy adventure and a darned good tale, this is a must-read! A worthy five stars. –Lance

 

To purchase Depression Carpenter via Amazon go to:

http://www.amazon.com/Depression-Carpenter-Java-Davis-ebook/dp/B004Y5NGAI/

 

Happy reading!

 

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Comments
  1. mizremy says:

    Lance,
    This sounds like a must read, especially now while life is so hard along the Louisiana Gulf coast for the fishermen and all the critters dealing with oil and chemicals. Good historical accounts preserved from oral history are so very important. Thanks to the author!

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