LARONE FAMILY PRESS

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RADISHES AND RED BANDANAS

​When Becky Jamison finds herself in a courtroom with her son, who was arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest in 2011, it takes her back to another time. It’s 1967 and widespread resistance against the Vietnam War has rocked college campuses. Eighteen-year old preacher’s daughter Becky abandons the idealism and safety of small town Kentucky to spend the next four years at Lake Forest College north of Chicago. When Becky meets Marty, the leader of the school’s anti-war organization, she is thrust into the political and cultural turmoil  of the times; the protests, demonstrations, occupations, riots, assassinations.  Becky becomes immersed in a chaotic world of drugs, free love, and changing ideals.

 

As the body count in Vietnam climbs­, the draft lottery targets the men in Becky’s life. One by one her friends and lovers are ripped away, leaving Becky behind.

 

With Vietnam coming closer to home, every moment counts. Becky becomes the voice of the anti-war movement on campus. She must find the strength to hold on to a world she has no control over—before she loses everyone she loves including herself.

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51 SHORT STORIES, 14 ESSAYS, AND 5 POEMS OF MEDIOCRE QUALITY WRITTEN DURING THE LOCKDOWN OF 2020

 

What did you do during the coronavirus lockdown? Clean your attic? Organize your photos? Watch bad TV? Put together a puzzle? Eat Pop Tarts? Take long walks? I did all that and participated in four writing groups via Zoom. These stories, essays, and poems were written in twenty to thirty minutes from prompts in those groups.

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A BOOK CAME KNOCKING

 

A book starts with empty pages. One day someone puts words on one of the pages and a poem slowly comes alive. In A Book Come Knocking, Anne Knowles has brought the pages alive with funny, thought-provoking, and inspirational words. Her poems touch on everything from the wonder of the outdoors to the deep feelings inside the hearts of children.

The book is illustrated by children and adults from age three months to 77 years. A beautiful book to share with all children.

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IT'S BEEN A GOOD LIFE: THE LOVE STORY OF REX AND JESSIE KNOWLES

 

Jessie and Rex met in 1934 as teenagers at Camp Townsend, a Presbyterian church camp near Liberty, New York. For the next nine years, they wrote letters. Through high school (Elmira, NY and Little Falls, NY), through college (Elmira College and Wesleyan University), through graduate school (Hartford Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School) and when Jessie moved to Wilmington, Delaware while Rex finished his degree at Yale. In 1943 they married and stay married and in love for fifty years. This book was written as a tribute to their extraordinary lives for their five children, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. It is their love story told through prose, autobiographical information, letters, photographs and historical research.

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THE LOVE STORY OF REX AND JESSIE KNOWLES VOL. 2

It's Been a Good Life" was published in April of 2020. This volume of the love story contains documents, letters, articles, photos, and personal accounts that deepen the story of Rex and Jessie Knowles.

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