About the author:
Georgia Saunders has shared the lives of the homeless of Virginia Beach for over three years. This is her first novel, written when she felt compelled to bring the subject to the public in a fresh way that sidesteps the world's tendency to pigeonhole the homeless as the "other" people. Her main character, Ella, is every one of us - fallen into a world that should not even exist, but, most unfortunately, is terribly real.
Georgia lives in Virginia Beach.
Home Street Home - The Virginia Beach Chronicles*
WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS SAYING ABOUT HOME STREET HOME - THE VIRGINIA BEACH CHRONICLES...
I just finished reading the book today! I could not put it down - it was WONDERFUL! I felt like I was there with everyone & everything as it took place. It gave me different insights to things I could not imagine going on. I cried at the end; when you were talking about Little Bear as I knew who you were really talking about." ----- Alice Dagenhardt of "Hope in the Upper Room", Virginia Beach
"...a uniformly rugged but redemptive novel about life among the homeless in Hampton Roads."
----- Bill Ruehlmann, professor emeritus of journalism/communications at Virginia Wesleyan College and book columnist for the Virginia Pilot.
*See the link below to Dr. Ruehlmann's complete review of Home Street Home - The Virginia Beach Chronicles in the August 29, 2011 "Sunday Break" section of the Virginia Pilot.
"She provides an authentic picture from what I know of homelessness on the streets. Her story puts a human face on the whole issue of homelessness."----- Jeffrey Andrews, retired Maring Corps major and president of Hope in the Upper Room, a non-profit devoted to giving the homeless a "hand up", not a "hand out".
"The book is realistic. It's not amatuerish, nor does it seek sympathy. There is definitely a market for this."---- Anne Meek, board secretary for the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads
Home Street Home is a work of literary fiction set in the homeless community of the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach. Based on hard facts, it is the reader's ticket for a virtual journey into a parallel universe that is increasingly easy for any of us to fall into these days.
For Dr. William J.Ruehlmann's complete review in the Virginia Pilot, please put the following url into your browser.
- Publication Date:
- 1461089638 / 9781461089636
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Literary