An Extraordinary Year
John Reed is a boy who lives in northwest Ohio with his mother, father, and younger brother. John begins 1963 with a revelation that he is in for an extraordinary year. Every month brings significant events that John must cope with, learn from, and assimilate into his understanding of life. John learns that not everything that happens in life is good, but that life unfolds as it will.
Through the trials and tribulations of others John cares about, he learns the importance of human dignity, human connection, and respect for not only humans, but our natural world. Spoken plainly from his ten-year-old perspective, John’s year from beginning to end is full of not only important events, but of small moments that deepen his love of his family, as well as his town and its inhabitants. For John, the miraculous and the mundane have equal impact on his experience of 1963.
A recipient of 5 Stars from Readers' Favorite, AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR is a book for kids of a certain age...it will bring back memories, both good and bad, for the Baby Boomer set.
About Theresa Konwinski (Toledo, Ohio Author)
Theresa Konwinski is a wife, mom, and retired registered nurse. In 2014, she received a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from The Ohio State University.
Theresa's first novel, AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR, was published in 2016; her second novel, RAGGED ROAD, was published in 2017. Her third novel is in editing. Both AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR and RAGGED ROAD received 5 Star ratings from Readers' Favorite.
In addition, Theresa writes short stories. Her first, THE BURIAL OF JOHN DOE, received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards.