New Book "Green Gravy, Monster Bread and Other Adventures" Showcases Life in the 40s and 50s

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From WWII to the JFK assassination; author, Alice Breon releases new historical novel of love, coming of age and adventures

On December 7, 1941, millions of American’s lives changed as bombs were being dropped on Pearl Harbor, but 16-year old Alice Breon could not have anticipated how drastically American life would change over the next few decades.

Green Gravy, Monster Bread and Other Adventures, by Alice Breon, is a historical collection of short stories that follows the 16-year-old and her life from WWII to JFK’s assassination.

Beginning in 1941, Breon illustrates American life during war times and continues through her decades of marriage, four children and life on air force bases around the world.

“I love sharing my unique experiences with a generation that will never have to face the same times and struggles that my generation went through,” says Breon. “From swing dancing to the Big Bands to learning complex Japanese dances in post war Japan, I wanted to illustrate the lifestyles and values of ‘The Greatest Generation’.”

With a mix of emotional, humorous and historical informative chapters, Green Gravy, Monster Bread and Other Adventures provides a glimpse of an entire generation growing up in the 1940s and 50s.

Green Gravy, Monster Bread and Other Adventures
By Alice Breon
ISBN: 978-1-4653-7742-1
Pages: 242
Price: $19.99
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About the author
Alice Breon grew up in Park Ridge, Ill. during the Great Depression, which she wrote about in her book, Holes in My Shoes. She is currently writing her third book for her life trilogy. She lives in State College, Penn. and still loves to dance.

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