Sixteen-year-old Tom Allen's life is imploding. HIs father has all but vanished from his life. His step-father is too interested. Tom's grandmother suffers a stroke that leaves his mother emotionally distant. His sister is too sophisticated to worry about his concerns. When Tom discovers an old family memoirs in his grandmother's cedar chest he becomes intrigued by their struggle to form one unified family from two broken families. They face natural and man-made disasters while they struggle to survive conflict in "Bleeding Kansas." With the help of friends and family Tom comes to terms with the pains and possibilities of his own family.
About Warren Bull (Portland, Oregon Author)