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A downtown homeless shelter, the Settlement, is targeted for demolition during the Great Recession. In its place, the city wants to build a sports complex. Reverend Stephen Bentham, the Settlement's founder and director, draws on the loyalty of his assistant, the house physician, and a visiting archeology professor to save the hundred beds. A school-age boy also joins the ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published May 2nd 2014 by Xlibris Us (first published April 29th 2014)
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Michelle
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Keeping a roof above our heads has always been one of the main things I tried to teach my family.No matter what we need a place to rest and feel safe.No matter what else we have.This story about the homeless shelter was sad but the people there running it and the people staying there became a family.We all at some point in our lives understand that family isn't always blood related.This book is a good reminder of that.
Lorrie
I won this book quite a while back as a Goodreads giveaway and only just got around to it now.

My feelings about this book are mixed. While it was mostly well written, it just kinda meanders and is more of a slice of life thing. Not really my cup of tea. YMMV.
Anthony Arganda
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A well written book by the man himself who experienced being homeless. I would highly recommend this to anyone especially to those who wants to read poetic prose and those who are into social issues especially about homelessness. Thumbs up Joe !

Keep it coming!
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It was a little hard to read at first, but a profound story.
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