The Escape of Bobby Ray Hammer, A Novel of a '50s Family by David Sheppard

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The Escape of Bobby Ray Hammer is a second generation "Grapes of Wrath" novel in that Bobby's parents migrated to California during the 1930s, the "Dust Bowl" days. Bobby is just entering his senior year in high school and eager to graduate and go on to college to get out of his rural farming community; however, he realizes that he must resolve family problems that originated, he believes, with the death of his older brother before he can fulfill his dream. Little does he realize the trail of misery he will cause as he uncovers the family secrets that led to his brother's death.

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David Sheppard was Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, and chaired the Church of England Board for Social Responsibility. He was published several times, including his recently reissued autobiography Steps Along Hope Street (DLT: 2013). He died in 2005. Derek Worlock was Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool and Vice President of the Roman Catholic Bishops' Conference. He wrote several books including Give Me Your Hand and Bread Upon Waters. Lumi Laura is a Romanian author now living in Edinburgh, Scotland. You can learn everything about her on her blog:
Published July 30, 2011 by Tragedy's Workshop. 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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