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Tommytown 2: Helen's Song
by Robert L Saunders   

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Category: 

Drama

Publisher:  BookSurge ISBN-10:  1419680366 Type: 
Pages: 

226

Copyright:  Jan 3, 2004
Fiction

Price: $3.99 (eBook)
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The intellectuals of the academic world write tons of books on poverty that appeal to theory or meaningless data. However, their answers or remedies are minimal, and when it comes to understanding what it's really like to live in sheer poverty; they haven't the foggiest conception.

This sequel to the captivating novel, Tommytown, will rip through the hearts of all mothers. In the 1950's Helen, the 35-year-old mother, living in sheer poverty with nine children, is compelled to overcome another hurdle as she maintains a balancing act from one day to the next in order to provide food, and a loving home for her children.

In Helen's Song, the author does an extraordinary job of painting an accurate picture of what it's like and what it means for a mother living in poverty with no public assistance. He'll educate you to the challenges that Helen faced each day, and you'll get some understanding of how different her world is from yours. He tears down the misunderstood and influencing social definition that 'poor folks won't amount to anything!'

The intellectuals of the academic world write tons of books on poverty that appeal to theory or meaningless data. However, their answers or remedies are minimal, and when it comes to understanding what it's really like to live in sheer poverty; they haven't the foggiest conception.

This is not a 'Beaver Cleaver meets Opie' story, but it is a story that makes you care. It's a novel about a mother. . .Helen, living in a world that most people never experience.


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Reader Reviews for "Tommytown 2: Helen's Song"

Reviewed by Lilly Parks 12/8/2010
A Book that Lifts Our Big Human Soul! Lilly Parks

Tommytown2:Helen’s Song is a story about everlasting hope and compassion, despite the persistent hardship of living in poverty. The Foreman family, with the mother, Helen, at the helm, tries to make a decent living for her seven children, and retain a tenuous sliver of human dignity.

Even though there is strife with her husband Richard, and exhaustion from working a ten hour shift as a waitress, Helen still maintains her faith and commitment to ensure that her children will learn their manners, be proud of themselves, and keep her goal that they will never live their lives in sheer poverty.
Richard makes a decent salary as an engineer, but chooses to ignore his sons and daughters and rewards himself with the peace and quiet by staying in town Monday thru Sat evening. Here he can forget all about his family and their troubles. Only on Sunday does he spend with his family. Why? Because all the taverns are closed, else he surely would spend the entire week in town, snuggled up in his so-called appliance repair shop.

In Helen's Song, the author does an extraordinary job of painting an accurate picture of what it's like and what it means for a mother living in poverty with no public assistance. He'll educate you to the challenges that Helen faced each day, and you'll get some understanding of how different her world is from yours. He tears down the misunderstood and influencing social definition that 'poor folks won't amount to anything!.

It was a wonderful story, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes humorous, but always a page turner. Highly recommend it.

Oh yes, if you are a Kindle fan (like me) this book is available for $4.00

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