Most of you are familiar with our friend, Sharon, who comments here regularly. You have probably read her posts (lovingly referred to as MBOB) at Conservative Treehouse on Sunday mornings in past years.
You may even know that Sharon wrote a book (see cover above), and thought to yourself that it might be something you would like to read, but never got around to purchasing a copy.
If you are such a person, now is your time! Mailboxes and Old Barns is now available in the Kindle edition for just $3.99. Full disclosure: This may not be a new development – just new to me. MBOB is now available in hard cover, paperback, AND Kindle!
If you aren’t familiar with Sharon’s writings, here is my review of the book, written at Amazon at the time it was published:
If I had the talent, I would write a book just like this one – to pass on the experience of what is was like when I was growing up, what my parents and grandparents, neighbors, and friends were like, and how it felt and looked and smelled, too.
Sharon Torgerson has that talent. You will be enchanted by the stories about a child growing up on a farm in rural Montana; what it was like to haul water from the only well in their area to the cisterns on the farm, searching for a lost cow, playing a march on the piano at 5:00 am (just because!), what those printed flour sacks were really used for, traveling the country by car with her family on summer vacation.
There is the poignancy of the letters written by her father to her mother (his Rosebud) prior to their marriage in 1926, and the story of the Danish immigrants who came to Montana at the turn of the 20th century to farm, form communities, build churches, and become Americans.
Foremost, you will understand, a bit, what it is like to be a child and young woman growing up in the rural West, her place in the continuum of family and community. As we understand our past, we can better understand the present, and the future.
You won’t regret buying this book. Although it is her first published work, it is a gem!
If you are interested, here is the link:
ADD: Just found out that MBOB is also available on Nook for the same price of $3.99.
Also available on iBooks.