Title: Next O&W Train from Tennessee
Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: JR Holbrook
EBook: 123 pages
Release Date: March 30, 2012
James Holbrook is the great-great-grandson of Nancy Moody. Nancy Moody was the daughter of Charlot Moody and Johnathon Moody-Johnathon Moody was killed in the Civil War-Nancy Moody being the mother of Armeldia Moody and the grandmother of Raymond Wright, Selby Wright, Clara, Cora, and Edith. This is the second short story of James Holbrook, who also published Making Sense in 2011. James graduated from Sullivan University in 2008 with honors and decided to try the option of writing some short stories and children’s books. What James likes most about writing is creative expression.
ABOUT JR HOLBROOK
JR Holbrook has traveled to many places in his life and lived in more than just a few places over nearly fi fty years. While in Hawaii, he had many wonderful experiences, and some of these are in his book. He has been to the Grand Canyon, and saw eagles and condors fl y over its enormously high cliffs. When he traveled to Punta Cana and Costa Rica with college students, he had a great learning experience. He was amazed as he watched the water fall over the edge of Niagara Falls. He also enjoys writing and has studied it through the many years while being in college. He has served as a security offi cer for many years and has an interest in legal issues. Most of his family members from his father’s side who lived in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, were medical doctors, and this is also in his book.
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Author J.R. Holbrook wanted to remind readers everywhere of some of the changes during the early 20th century, taking them back to see the lives of past generations. “Next O&W Train from Tennessee” is the result, a work of introspection and retrospection, a remembrance of the past for the generation of today, and tomorrow.
Holbrook chronicles the past and how things once were, he reminisces on the good that was, but his nostalgia is tempered with the realization that change is so much better, for with it comes progress and improvement, which makes being a witness to these transformations all the more important. His story follows the lives of those who would come to see and witness society come into its own, as well as their family and their children, making this work a multi-generational saga, a story of passing the torch to future generations, while looking back at yesteryear with appreciation.
“It is important to today, because it shows us that good things do take place if society just follows a path that it should,” Holbrook explains.
“Next O&W Train from Tennessee” has won a 2012 USA Best Book Award, a 2013 San Francisco Book Award honorable mention, and will be in the New England book festival awards coming in January 2014.
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