It is my hope that somewhere in my work some will be inspired to follow the example of those good people that Cottonwood watches as they work, struggle, overcome and succeed in a world that gave them nothing but freedom.
SHEPHERD, Mont. (PRWEB) February 22, 2013
In “Cottonwood, an Observation: Eighty-Five Years of History, Love, and Progress” (published by Trafford Publishing), the new novel from J. P. Lucas, the author uses the conceit of a tree to observe the best and worst in mankind as it oversees the advances of American society.
Rather than one specific tree, tied to one place and time, Lucas uses the common tree as a thematic note to tie a disparate series of stories together. His readers will follow Native Americans and Italian immigrants, visit the Oregon Trail and the frontiersmen who travel it, and even Civil War veterans and more.
An excerpt from “Cottonwood, an Observation”:
“Tal was watching the movements of a big, weathered man, in buckskins, while this was taking place, as he moved closely to the side of Adelina. She was aware of his presence, though saying nothing. When the big man had noticed the numbers of his comrades diminishing, he had selected a target for his untoward intentions. He had watched the beautiful young woman, from a distance, even before the proceedings of the night had begun. Now, if he was going to get his hands on this prize, he would have to move, boldly and fast.”
“When a nation is peopled by free men no obstacle is too great to overcome,” Lucas says. “It is my hope that somewhere in my work some will be inspired to follow the example of those good people that Cottonwood watches as they work, struggle, overcome and succeed in a world that gave them nothing but freedom.”
“Cottonwood, an Observation”
By J. P. Lucas
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 548 pages | ISBN 9781466960503
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 548 pages | ISBN 9781466960510
E-Book | 548 pages | ISBN 9781466960497
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
J. P. Lucas writes of love, loyalty and those who would defend against intrusion into the happiness and security of those they care about. He believes that violence and aggression can be stopped only by greater violence, and that history verifies this. Peace belongs only to the peaceful who are prepared to die to defend it. Lucas writes from the perspective of a lifetime of experience and observation.
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