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Egg Money Donald Deiser

Egg Money

Donald Deiser

Published June 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781931195768
Paperback
112 pages
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Don Deiser writes a hilariously authentic and adventurous tale derived in part from his own memories of life in a small mid-America town. Egg Money is a humorous, nostalgic coming of age story of a young boy becoming a man before his time. A simple,MoreDon Deiser writes a hilariously authentic and adventurous tale derived in part from his own memories of life in a small mid-America town. Egg Money is a humorous, nostalgic coming of age story of a young boy becoming a man before his time. A simple, fast, and entertaining read sure to satisfy any age group. The adventures begin after the death of Marcellas husband and mother, when she must raise seven of her fourteen children by earning and saving egg money, and occasional assistance from Grandpa Harry. A harrowing trip to California from Indiana, in an old rundown bus, reveals Marcellas night blindness when she misses a turn into a gas station. The adventure continues only to discover that settling down in California is not a good idea. The return to Indiana wreaks of housing problems because of the familys size. An innovative idea to mask the familys size works until the truth is discovered. The eviction is resolved by living in Grandpa Harrys now empty house. While on his deathbed, Grandpa Harry confesses to Marcella of his Indiana escapades during the great Depression, the result of which will change many lives. The shocking and surprising revelation induces Marcella to doubt her ability to hold the family together. The resolution to her problem may rest with the contributions from her energetic young son, Joe, leading to a startling conlcusion.