Character Quotes: Captive Memories

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Hidden in the KOLHOZ* system somewhere in northern Asia since his shoot down in forbidden territory where he knew that if you’re downed there, you’re gone. He had radioed his position but the Vietcong were there and “accommodated” him till his transfer to deprivation. He lost count of the years as he labored at herding cows through murky fields, ankle deep in HIMNO and always silently singing the Four Tops, or -whispering bits of Browning and resentment.
In the terminal, Nick asked, “Am I free?”
The Attache said sharply, “Yes, but the President will want to meet you.”
Nick had already walked out into the liberating rain having nothing to look back on.

*Kolhoz was a collective farming system

~ from Captive Memories by J.D. Holiday, in STORIES AND IMAGININGS FOR THE READING SPOT.

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The Book Report: And The Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso

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I love this heartwarming family tale,‘And The Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso!’ It is beautifully written and I could not put this book down.
It is about a large family handling the constant changes in their lives as the grow up and the heartbreaking lost of one young daughter. The story is part family struggles;  part lost, and part romantic comedy. Think a touch of the TV show The MIDDLE’s Mike and Frankie.
Micki Peluso’s descriptive style as well as her description of emotions and places add charm and meaning to the story. She defines each of her children and family members well. I feel that I really know this family.
When I got this book I was worried about how I would be emotionally while reading it having lost members of my own family. I rarely  read non-fiction. But in truth, I was able to fully relate and see parts of my own life that would have been upsetting, now with clarity.