“Stevens’ skill with dialect also makes this book unique. She doesn’t overdo it, but lets it flow like spring water or rain in the forest.“
Dog Bone Soup by Bette A. Stevens is available for only 99¢ beginning on Black Friday (November 25th) through Cyber Monday (November 28th). This 1950s and 60s coming-of-age novel (ages 11-adult) has been likened to Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn by more than one reviewer. You’ll find one of those reviews below.
Grab a copy…or two…or more of Dog Bone Soup while the Countdown’s on at YOUR AMAZON http://bit.ly/1HGpCsZ. You’ll be glad you did!
The Finer Spirit
“This is a wonderfully engaging and thought-provoking story. Bette Stevens’ young boy growing up in poverty in 1960s America, reminds me of another child, adrift on a raft on a mighty river, and the issues illuminated by that author of social stigma, individual resilience, and integrity. Huckleberry Finn is also poor and an outsider, and yet becomes a symbol for the equality of all humanity, and the finer spirit in all of us, in Mark Twain’s hands. I felt a similar quality in Stevens’ distinctive book.
“Stevens’ skill with dialect also makes this book unique. She doesn’t overdo it, but lets it flow like spring water or rain in the forest. Her descriptions take you into the scene and the characters’ minds. I felt I was in the family’s cabin, fishing by the river, riding a bike into town, being bullied and ostracized, and ashamed of a parent’s bad behavior. This book is a rare treat. I highly recommend it.” ~ Mary Clark, author
About the author
Inspired by nature and human nature, author Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys reading, writing, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and families, for childhood literacy and for the conservation of Monarch butterflies—an endangered species (and for milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).
Stevens is the author of AMAZING MATILDA, an award-winning picture book; The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!, a home/school resource incorporating hands-on math and writing; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her début novel, DOG BONE SOUP, a Boomer’s coming-of-age story set in 1950s and 60s New England.
- Find out more about the author and her books at http://viewauthor.at/BetteAStevens
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Comments on: "The Countdown’s On—DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens ONLY 99¢ through November 28" (12)
This sounds great! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
Thank you, Tina! 🙂
Bette, the first review comment at the start of your post is wonderful and so accurate! 😀Sometimes a writer will over-work the dialect, try so hard it becomes incomprehensible but you captured it perfectly so even us souls across the Atlantic could easily enjoy this gem of a book. Best of luck with the promotional deal. Hugs ❤️
Thank you, Annika. Your thoughtful comment started my day off with a big smile. 🙂 Hugs & Happy Holidays, my friend! ❤
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One of my favorite books–gave it a well deserved 5 star review. This is a book you don’t easily forget. Reblogged on mallie1025.wordpress.com
Thanks for the love, Micki! Wishing you and Butch and all of the family a Very Merry Christmas and abundant blessings every day! ❤
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One of the best books of its kind–5 star winner. Don’t miss this endearing ‘coming of age’ book.
I reblogged one of the posts I did of you with a link to your current special sale 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!
HUGS! 🙂 ❤
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Really love this book!!
Thanks, Marilyn. Holiday hugs to you and Garry! 🙂