True Tales – From Mark Twain Land by Jack Hendrickson

4 Jul

Book Cover - Front black reducedMy father Jack Hendrickson, has compiled true and gripping accounts of his early life while growing up on an island in the Mississippi River. Lots of down-home stories that will make you laugh and cry. Over 200 photos and interesting historical facts will keep you spell-bound. A great table top hardback book.

Introducing 
 True Tales – From Mark Twain Land book

True Tales will let you escape to a place in your imagination where life was simpler and relationships were all that was truly meaningful. A spirited young man, his loyal and enduring wife and their five children will live out their lives in front of you in a real-life drama. The actors are real, the names are real and there is no attempt to protect the innocent or the guilty. These heartwarming stories of their grit and courage will win your loyalty and admiration… and your love.

You will likely laugh and you’ll likely cry, but for certain you will enjoy this front row seat as you read of their action packed adventures. Don’t be surprised if you find that one of the family members becomes your favorite… even your hero, in this early 1900s pioneering family. You may even find yourself ‘cheering’ for them as the story unfolds.

Most of the drama in this action packed and suspense-filled book takes place on a seven mile long Mississippi island called, Long Island. This poor farmer / fisherman family bravely faced life with little more than determination and common sense ingenuity. Nature was both their greatest friend and foe. Every day these elementary age school children had to cross two rivers each way in a row boat in order to attend school the 12 years they lived on Long Island. Nature’s wintery fury was not a thing to trifle with and yet the island’s summer afternoon comfort was a most pleasurable reward after a day spent cooped up in a stuffy classroom. Their larger-than-life adventures–the joys and the traumas–will keep you spell bound from story to story.

Passions of love, rejection, curiosity and nurturing run deep, yet when faced with life’s crucible of difficult circumstances this family continues reaching for nobility and honor. Almighty God was a central focal point in all they did and without a doubt kept them alive through many harrowing close brushes with tragedy.

What makes True Tales most powerful, is that the stories are true. Some of the family members are not living today but those who are, almost revere those unforgettable times in their early and formative years. When they get together, their conversations inevitably return to these beloved memories. The retelling of these stories is always accompanied with smiles, enthusiasm, animation… and deep affection. You may be surprised when you find yourself longing to have lived at least a portion of their lives with them.

Happy reading!

— MLH

True Tales – From Mark Twain Land – pictorial hardback
Size – 11.25″ x 8.75″ x 1″
ISBN: 9780984150311
Pages: 336
Over 200 pictures

For info and to order: www.truetalesbook.com
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