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Book Title: Coyote Winds|
Date of issue: November 29th 2013
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The author of the book: Helen Sedwick
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 991 KB
Edition: Ten Gallon Press
Read full description of the books Coyote Winds:First Place for Historical Fiction, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2013
Honorable Mention, Young Adult Fiction, 2013 Green Book Festival
Lexile Score HL (High Low) 690L
“An engaging story which broaches serious questions about family, the American spirit and hope. “ Foreword Five-Star Review
When thirteen year old Myles brings home an injured coyote pup, his father warns him—something as wild as a coyote can’t be trusted. Land is the only sure thing.
His father is wrong.
Set on the American western prairie in the years leading up to the Dust Bowl, this historical novel follows the adventures of Myles and his coyote, Ro as they hunt rabbits and dodge tornadoes. Meanwhile men like his father are turning the prairie into the world’s breadbasket. The American Dream is within reach. But when drought hits, Myles watches his father’s dreams disappear in the wind.
Seventy years later, Myles’s grandson Andy feels trapped by his safe, suburban routine. His mother charts his grades and packs hand sanitizer in his back pack. All she talks about is consequences. Dreams, she warns, bring only heartache like the Dust Bowl. Wanting more out of life, Andy sets out to discover what is left of his grandfather’s wild prairie.
This young adult historical novel explores the American can-do spirit that drew families to the rugged frontier, and it asks whether that spirit has survived the challenges of the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression and the years since.
What people are saying about COYOTE WINDS…
“An engrossing account of hardscrabble life in Colorado at the dawning of the Dust Bowl era, as seen through the eyes of a wise-cracking 1920s farm boy, an injured coyote pup, and a disgruntled, 21st century teenager. The story transports readers to a bygone day when dreams died hard and indomitable spirits struggled to endure. “ --David Schweidel, author of Confidence of the Heart and What Men Call Treasure
“In this fresh, affectionate, and poignant novel, Sedwick brings to vivid life the story of two boys connecting across decades with plucky independence and unexpected courage. Pages turn like the Coyote Winds, unfolding a gritty tale of endurance, love, and a touch of magic that will hold young and old in its spell.” --Joanne Meschery, author of Home and Away
“Coyote Winds is engaging and provocative. The book tells the story of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl in a way that encourages readers to think, and to want to know more. It helps us to understand both the harshness and the beauty of farm life on the southern Plains.” --Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, History Professor and Chair, Iowa State University, author of Rooted in Dust and Always Plenty to Do, and contributor to Ken Burns’ film, The Dust Bowl
"There are days when I tire of being a reviewer, but then along comes a book like Coyote Winds that makes me feel excited about my role. Coyote Winds is a bittersweet story, full of sadness and hope." Allison Hunter, Allison's Book Bag
"Coyote Winds is a vivid and beautiful portrait of two very different worlds. Andy’s modern day existence couldn’t be more different than the wide open promise of Vona, CO that Myles and his family approach, but the stories merge brilliantly. Helen Sedwick pens this story so well that I could see the Vincent farm, hear the chickens pecking at kernels and feel the coyote winds blowing across my face. " -- Compulsion Reads 5 Star Review and part of its Irresistible Collection.
Read information about the authorAuthor and University of Chicago Law School graduate, Helen Sedwick has represented small businesses and entrepreneurs for 30 years. Her self-published historical novel Coyote Winds has earned five-star reviews from ForeWord Reviews and is an IndieBRAG Medallion Honoree. Publisher’s Weekly lists her Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook as one of the top five resource books for independent authors. Helen is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Alliance of Independent Authors and a Contributing Writer for TheBookDesigner.com and BookWorks.com. Helen’s blog coaches writers on everything from saving on taxes to avoiding scams. For more information about Helen, check out her website at http://helensedwick.com
From the Author: I grew up in the wilds of New York City before there were coyotes in Central Park. My parents were theater people, and for many summers we operated a summer stock theater in the Poconos. From those theater years and from reading countless books, I fell in love with the power of the story to make us laugh, learn, love and cry. I majored in English at Cornell University and spent several years as an advertising copywriter. When I grew tired of being broke, I attended University of Chicago Law School, then moved to San Francisco where I have practiced business law for almost thirty years and raised my twin daughters.
COYOTE WINDS was inspired by my father's stories of growing up during the Dust Bowl.
My second book SELF-PUBLISHER'S LEGAL HANDBOOK was inspired by self-publishing authors taking control of their creative careers. I want to help writers publish and market their work while minimizing legal risks.
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