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PURE TRASH

“A single day. A lifetime of lessons.”

“A great book for adolescents, young adults,
parents, 
mentors, and educators.”

PURE TRASH (Historical Fiction) by Bette A. Stevens
#FREE eBook through November 23, 2018
Grab a copy of this #must-read story today at Your Amazon http://amzn.to/1T5tMAZ today!

Recommended reading ages 10-adult.

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“This is a glimpse into the characters of Shawn and Willie Daniels who take front and center in the author’s full-length novel, DOG BONE SOUP. A nostalgic vignette, PURE TRASH will whisk you into an era and place where many struggled to survive the grip of poverty. This short novella is filled with adventure, and the fun of boys being boys–riding bikes, collecting bottles for penny candy, and running into trouble…and prejudice.

“Enjoy this short read but when you are finished, I highly recommend purchasing DOG BONE SOUP. It’s a gem of a book that will leave a lasting impression with its memorable characters, heart and story line. Don’t miss it!” ~ Mae Clair, author

Book Blurb

PURE TRASH (Historical Fiction/Ages 10-adult) In this short story adventure set in New England in the 1950s, two young boys set out on a Saturday adventure you won’t want to miss! Experience the joy of a carefree Saturday and the blistering pain of feeling not quite good enough as you hop on a bike and ride into town with two delightful young boys who find adventure at every turn. Shawn and Willie Daniels live in the woods with no indoor water or plumbing. Dad spends most of his hard-earned money on beer. Prejudice, class division, alcoholism, poverty, injustice, and bullying are cleverly woven into this 1950s adventure short.

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 (milkweed is the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).

Stevens’s children’s activity book, THE TANGRAM ZOO and WORD PUZZLES TOO! was first published in 1997 by Windswept House Publishing, Mt. Desert, ME; a second edition was self-published by the author in 2012.  AMAZING MATILDA , Stevens’s second children’s book, self-published in 2012 won a 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (Honorable Mention for Excellence in Children’s Literature – Ages 6 and older category) and also placed #9 on The 2013 Gittle List for Self-published Children’s Picture Books. Stevens has written articles for ECHOES, The Northern Maine Journal of Rural Culture based in Caribou, Maine. In 2013, the author published her first book for the YA/Adult audience: PURE TRASH, a short story of a boy growing up in rural New England in a family whose poverty and alcoholism mark him as a target for bullying by young and old alike. This short story is a prequel to Stevens’s début novel DOG BONE SOUP (KCT International Literary Award Top Finalist 2017). Stevens is currently working on her first poetry collection—MY MAINE, Haiku through the seasons.

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Comments on: "#FREE Limited Time Offer—PURE TRASH (Historical Fiction/Ages 10-adult) by Bette A. Stevens" (28)

  1. I would order another one, but I’ve already got two 🙂 LOVE the books, both of them. Well, one is a shortish story, but they are both wonderful.

  2. Wonderful, Bette. Sharing.

  3. Just downloaded it, even though I told myself I could not get any more books until I read what I have!!

    • Know just what you mean, Darlene… I have your book “Amanda in New Mexico, Ghosts in the Wind” waiting patiently on my coffee table and plan to read/review and share during the holidays! PURE TRASH is an easy and short read. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much for your support. Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays, my friend. ❤ xo

  4. Bette, for some reason my “Like” button doesn’t work when I’m on my Mac, but rest assured I LIKE this post! I loved Pure Trash and wish you many, many downloads. It was a delight to see my review featured here.I hope everyone who reads PT picks up Dog Bone Soup afterward.Both books are “pure” gems!

  5. Thank you Bette, that is very generous 😀
    Bless you, ♥
    Jennifer

  6. […] via #FREE Limited Time Offer—PURE TRASH (Historical Fiction/Ages 10-adult) by Bette A. Stevens […]

  7. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Bette Stevens is offering her historical fiction – Pure Trash set in the 1950s for FREE until until November 23rd..Blurb In this short story adventure set in New England in the 1950s, two young boys set out on a Saturday adventure you won’t want to miss! Experience the joy of a carefree Saturday and the blistering pain of feeling not quite good enough as you hop on a bike and ride into town with two delightful young boys who find adventure at every turn. Shawn and Willie Daniels live in the woods with no indoor water or plumbing. Dad spends most of his hard-earned money on beer. Prejudice, class division, alcoholism, poverty, injustice, and bullying are cleverly woven into this 1950s adventure short.

  8. Reblogged this on BrewNSpew.

  9. Thank you for sharing!.. will have to put this book on my “to get” list…. 🙂 you and your family have a safe and wonderful holiday and may each and every day be filled with love and happiness… 🙂

  10. Thanks, Bette. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

  11. Lovely book! Everyone get your copy! Will share, Bette! 😘🤗❤️

  12. A wonderful book, Bette. I hope your promotion goes well! Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Got it! THANKS, Bette. Hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. ❤

  14. such a kind gift!
    may your books bring
    joy & success 🙂

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