Dog Bone Soup by Bette A. Stevens

Dog Bone Soup coverDog bone soup was the meal Shawn hated most at his house. Not only because the soup was weak and thin, but because they had to eat like this to put money away. And they had to hide it, too, since if Shawn’s dad got wind of it, he’d take it and blow it on liquor and women.

Shawn worked whenever he could, after school, Saturdays, and summers. His mom worked any housecleaning job she could find, too, and it still wasn’t enough for them to shake the specter of poverty that haunted them and made them a mockery in town. No matter that they were hard-working and sober. Shawn’s drunken father, in and out of trouble, made Shawn a constant target for derision at school.

This is a classic coming-of-age story, about a young man searching for a way to escape his home town. You can read the Look Inside here:Ā https://www.amazon.com/DOG-BONE-SOUP-Historical-Fiction-ebook/dp/B00S5RMUDK/.

Avid writer and reader, especially of fantasy. Learning about social networking and always interested in honing my writing skills. Contact me at cathleentownsend.com.

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22 comments on “Dog Bone Soup by Bette A. Stevens
  1. This really does sound like a very good story, Bette.

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  2. I’m always intrigued by coming-of-age stories. They reveal much about the human condition and our ability to overcome our past and move forward. Great review, Cathleen.

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  3. Excellent review, Cathleen. I loved this book and enjoy Bette’s writing.

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  4. Hi, Cathleen. How delightful to come home after a busy day and find your lovely review of DOG BONE SOUP waiting… Ever thanks for making my day sparkle, my friend! šŸ™‚ XO

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  5. Reblogged this on Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author and commented:
    New review for DOG BONE SOUP!
    Thanks to talented author Cathleen Townsend for a lovely surprise! By the way, friends, DOG BONE SOUP is currently on sale for only 99c/99p thru June 30, 2017 ~Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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  6. jjspina says:

    Wonderful coming of age story! Bette is a talented storyteller! Loved this Book! ā¤ļø

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  7. Mae Clair says:

    Wonderful review for an excellent book. I couldn’t put this one down!

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  8. Ann Coleman says:

    That sounds like an interesting story! Although I admit the title gave me a moment’s pause.

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  9. Norah says:

    Sounds like a great read, Bette.

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  10. balroop2013 says:

    Nice review Cathleen. Thanks for sharing. I am reading this book right now and enjoying it…love its natural flow! Bette has done a wonderful job! šŸ™‚

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