A Summer Remembered by Bob Libby
The Lake Bradford Hotel 1947

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Little if anything has been written about growing up in the shadow of the “Greatest Generation.”
A SUMMER REMEMBERED … The Lake Bradford Hotel 1947 is a coming-of-age novel set in the early post World War II era.
Fleeing divorcing parents, 16 year old Cooper Dawkins intends to become a man at a summer vacation hotel in Vermont. There he discovers that growing up involves not only hormone changes, but: bigotry, anti-semitism, cultural and religious differences, attempted murder, the death of a best friend, personal identity, forgiveness , reconciliation, not to mention competing with the returning vets.
While this May be a nostalgia piece for seniors, its main audience will be in the younger generation, for whom 1947 is a long time ago in a land far away.

About Bob Libby

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This is Bob Libby's first work of fiction.`A retired Episcopal priest, his earlier books have been in the religion field, dealing mainly with forgiveness, grace and faith. A SUMMER REMEMBERED is based loosely on the author's experience in the summer of 1947. Is this fiction or an autobiography? "At my age,"says Libby, "fact and fantasy tend to blur." A Long Islander by birth he holds an AB degree from Emory University and two graduate degrees from the University of The South. He is an award winning international jourmalist and has served on the national staff of the Episcopal Church as director of radio and television. His pastoral ministry has been mainly `in Florida, where his last assignment was as interim dean of historic Trinity Cathedral, Miami. In retirement he is a speaker for Food For The Poor and a holiday chaplain on cruise ships, including the QE2. He and his wife Lynne, a professional artist, live on Key Biscayne, Florida. They have five children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published November 28, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 284 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Between his secret drinking, temper tantrums and vile screeds against Rosie, Rudy makes a memorable villain, though he also shows Cooper great kindness in the kitchen.

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