J.R. Holbrook Reflects Upon Past, Changing Times, Social Progress

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New marketing push for ‘Next O&W Train from Tennessee’ passes torch to next generation, delivers message of hope, optimism

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Author J.R. Holbrook takes readers on a trip to the past aboard the “Next O&W Train from Tennessee” (published by Xlibris). His memoir, which won a 2012 USA Best Book Award and a 2013 San Francisco Book Award honorable mention, is a nostalgic reflection of the early 20th century, a remembrance of the past and an expression of gratitude towards the progress and change that helped shape the modern day.

In his book, Holbrook reminds readers everywhere of some of the changes during the early 20th century by taking them back to see the lives of past generations. He chronicles how things once were and reminisces on the good that was, but his nostalgia is tempered with the realization that change is so much better, for with it comes progress and improvement, which makes being a witness to these transformations all the more important.

His story follows the lives of those who would come to see and witness society come into its own, as well as their family and their children, making this work a multi-generational saga, a story of passing the torch to future generations, while looking back at yesteryear with appreciation.

“It is important to today, because it shows us that good things do take place if society just follows a path that it should,” Holbrook explains.

“Next O&W Train from Tennessee”
By J.R. Holbrook
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 105 pages | ISBN 9781493152759
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 105 pages | ISBN 9781493152742
E-Book | 105 pages | ISBN 9781493152766
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
J.R. Holbrook has traveled to many places in his life and lived in more than just a few places over nearly 50 years. He also enjoys writing and has studied it through the many years while being in college. He has served as a security officer for many years and has an interest in legal issues. Most of his family members from his father’s side who lived in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, were medical doctors, and this is also in his book.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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