Item description for Shiloh Autumn (Discover the Truth Through Fiction: Thoene Family Classics Historical) by Bodie Thoene & Brock Thoene...
Overview Who could have known their way of life would be blown away with the wind . . . in one day? In the autumn of 1931, Birch and Trudy Tucker are proud of what they've built with their love and labor in Shiloh, Arkansas. The farm produces fine cotton. The pantry and cellar are full of food for the winter. Tom and Bobby are old enough to help with the family chores but young enough to get into mischief. Little Joey is the joy of his mother's heart. To the Canfield family-once sharecroppers-Shiloh is a dream come true. Jefferson and Lily, their babies, and his parents, Hock and Willa-Mae, are reunited, and Jefferson farms his own land. Then, on October 1, 1931, disaster strikes. The cotton market collapses in Memphis, and the little town of Shiloh is hit hard. It will take a miracle to save what Birch and Trudy and so many others have labored to build. Yet even the forces of nature seem to conspire against them. . . . Based on the lives of Bodie's grandparents, Shiloh Autumn is an inspiring story of courage, faith, love, and the healing strength of forgiveness in the face of loss and betrayal. Special Feature: Study questions suitable for individual use or group discussion
Publishers Description This is the saga of the Tucker and Canfield families in Shiloh, Arkansas, as they struggle to make it through the Great Depression after the stock-market crash of 1929. Based on the lives of Bodie's grandparents, this touching story mirrors the heartbreak and struggle of Depression-era America.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.18" Width: 5.58" Height: 1.27" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1414303726 ISBN13 9781414303727
Availability 0 units.
More About Bodie Thoene & Brock Thoene
BODIE AND BROCK THOENE (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 65 works of historical fiction. Over thirty-five million of these best-selling novels are in print. Eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards affirms what millions of readers have already discovered—the Thoenes are not only master stylists but experts at capturing readers’ minds and hearts.
Bodie began her writing career as a teen journalist for her local newspaper. Eventually her byline appeared in prestigious periodicals such as U.S. News and World Report, The American West, and The Saturday Evening Post. She also worked for John Wayne’s Batjac Productions (she’s best known as author of The Fall Guy) and ABC Circle Films as a writer and researcher. John Wayne described her as “a writer with talent that captures the people and the times!” She has degrees in journalism and communications.
Brock has often been described by Bodie as “an essential half of this writing team.” With degrees in both history and education, Brock has, in his role as researcher and story-line consultant, added the vital dimension of historical accuracy. Due to such careful research, The Zion Covenant and The Zion Chronicles series are recognized by the American Library Association, as well as Zionist libraries around the world, as classic historical novels and are used to teach history in college classrooms.
Bodie and Brock have four grown children—Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie—and eight grandchildren. Their sons, Jake and Luke, are carrying on the Thoene family talent as the next generation of writers, and Luke produces the Thoene audiobooks.
Bodie and Brock divide their time between London, Hawaii, Central California, and Nevada.
Bodie Thoene currently resides in Glenbrook, in the state of Nevada. Bodie Thoene was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about Shiloh Autumn (Discover the Truth Through Fiction: Thoene Family Classics Historical)?
Shiloh Autumn Jan 9, 2007
A very excellent book about a family durint the american depression. Anyone interested in American history would enjoy reading this and receive a lot of information about that period of american history.
great book Nov 24, 2006
Great book. Enjoyed it very much. One of the best books I have ever read.
worth the $ Oct 20, 2006
i have been reading books by bodie and brock thoene since i was a junior in high school. now that i am a senior in college, i still enjoy rereading their older books and discovering their newer books. i believe it is safe to say that you can never go wrong when you choose to read any of their books.
what is especially interesting about this book is the tremendous amount of detail in it and the complexity of each and every character, from "Caro-line" Jensen, to Jefferson and Willa-Mae Canfield, to Grandma Amos and even to little Joey Tucker.
and what blesses me even more is that, unlike other Christian or non-Christian authors, she does not compromise the name of Christ. in fact, faith in Jesus even with all the craziness that happens in the world (good and bad), is the whole point. that when one puts their faith in Jesus and tests it against everything good and bad in this life, it always proves itself true and strong ("Never will I leave you or forsake you"-Jesus the Christ). i always learn something new, historically and spiritually, when reading thoene books.
two thumbs up!
Fabulous Five Stars Sep 6, 2006
This story is so wonderfully gripping. The back says it is based on the life of the authors family. As with all the Thoene books, this one is a hit and a stand-alone book, which is rare for these authors. A must read!
Add this keeper to your Home library! Oct 2, 2002
Where do I begin? This book, as each and every one of The Thoene's are, had me feeling unusually emotional. I had goosebumps and tears. I laughed out loud. These authors are so addictive I have bought every series they have written. My husband does not care to read, so I buy the cassette tapes and we listen to them while driving on trips. The characters feel like your own friends. The style of writing is so engrossing that it's hard to get into other books after reading theirs. I find myself sad once I finish the book because I do not want it to end. It's like some friends of mine are gone. Everyone needs to read this series, but read "In My Father's house", before you read this, because it is a continuation of the Shiloh Legacy Series. You won't regret this reading, ENJOY! Megan