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Flesh on the Bone: 3rd in a Trilogy of an American Family Immigration Saga

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It's the Roaring Twenties, Jake and Raisa Kessel are married with two kids and a pile of growing debt. They need a change, some new pickings. They pack up for the bright lights and new opportunity in Port Huron, Michigan. They are living high on the hog; overnight, Jake finds himself standing in endless soup lines and even longer job lines. It's The Great Depression. Jake ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published June 12th 2014 by Green Spring Publishing
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Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Karen Schutte put together another great read! I really felt the joys and sorrows of Jake and Raisa Kessel as they lived their full adventurous lives together in Michigan and Lovell, Wyoming. It is heartening to read stories like these and really puts into focus the idea that family counts above all else. Schutte's descriptions of eras of Prohibition, the Great Depression and the war years ring true and I love the way she painted the simple heroism of that generation. It was difficult to read ...more
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This third installment in the trilogy by Karen Shcutte was probably my favorite. Maybe because the time frame was more familiar. I figure I am really close to Karlie's age and so I remember lots of events and trappings of the 1950-1990 time period.

Karen weaves a wonderful story of her grandparents and parents, aunts and uncles. It felt very real and it shows that there are lots of true stories made even better by some good writing.
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I am a 2nd generation German American and a historical novelist. I write books/stories based on my family history. Born and raised in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming, I graduated from UW with a degree in Design Mktg. I was a professional interior designer ASID for 25 years. Now I WRITE and WRITE! THE TICKET, SEED OF THE VOLGA, FLESH ON THE BONE, and THE TANK COMMANDER---a series of four family saga ...more