Debut Author Karen Wolff's THE GREEN YEARS Is a Compelling Post-WWI Coming-of-age Story
LIVONIA, Mich.: Author Karen Wolff's interest in researching genealogy inspired her to write The Green Years. Set during the 1920s, her novel showcases how WWI, prohibition, the automobile, and even the KKK reached into an obscure corner of the world and affected one special boy.
"I could not have guessed that my long-held interest in genealogy would lead to writing The Green Years," says Wolff. "As I searched for the origins of my family, I discovered American history all over again."
When eight-year-old Harry Spencer's father returns from WWI with a missing arm, his father's bitterness shatters their relationship. Though confused and brokenhearted, Harry is determined to make something of himself. Endeavoring with heart and sometimes-humorous results, he sets out on his path in life, working in his granddad's store, selling medicinal salves, and falling in love.
This historical coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of small-town life will tug at your heartstrings as Harry discovers who he is, who his father is, and how to heal the past.
Readers and fans who enjoy historical fiction, such as The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy or the movie Stand by Me will enjoy this touching coming-of-age novel.
Praise for The Green Years:
- "A wonderful, compelling coming-of-age story of family bonds and reconciliation." — Kim Fairley, author of Boreal Ties
- "…an entertaining story featuring an entrepreneur and dynamic young man who seems the personification of the American Dream." — Maria, Goodreads and NetGalley reviewer