Empty Chairs (Paperback)

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Joe McDowell steals coins from his mother's change purse. Why? Because he wants things that a poor farm boy can never have. And from his point of view, it gets worse. Not only does Joe's older brother, Ted, go to fight in World War II, but it also looks as if Joe will have to become the fourth generation McDowell man to run the farm. And maybe he doesn't want that. But how can he let Daddy down? Will Mama help him, since she grew up in Raleigh and knows what it's like to live somewhere else? Can the family survive the crisis that comes next? Joe pulls us into his life on the cusp of adolescence and major decisions. He must make an irrevocable choice between his personal desires and his family's needs during a great transition in the American story.

About the Author

Anne Davidson Keller was born and raised in North Carolina, spending time each summer in the Blue Ridge mountains with her maternal grandmother. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anne's enjoyed a career in mental health care. This is her first novel. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781542785617
ISBN-10: 1542785618
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 356
Language: English