Theresa Patnode Describes Life on Farm in 1930s America

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Theresa Patnode offers vivid snapshots of life in rural America in the 1930s in her memoir “In Gratitude to My Guardian Angel” (published by iUniverse). Growing up on a New York farm, the author has unique firsthand experience on the simpler, more balanced life during this era. The book includes her recollections as a 10-year-old girl growing up in the New York State Adirondack Mountains and the valuable lessons that shaped her into who she is today.

In “In Gratitude to My Guardian Angel,” Patnode reflects the conflicts of living on a farm in searing poverty with eleven siblings in the cold unforgiving North Country with only her guardian angel as a source of comfort. Few today have experienced the many scenarios Patnode relates in a starkly realistic manner. Some of those experiences include family struggles on their Ellenburg, New York farm with inclement weather ruining crops, rodent infestation, snow clogged roads as she helps with barn chores, learns basic catholic ideologies in her local church, dresses freshly killed chickens to eat, helps can fresh tomatoes, goes to school in a one-room schoolhouse without running water and attends fun school picnics.

A true story of survival, family and hope, “In Gratitude to My Guardian Angel” portrays stunning details of a historical time in the United States, a time that was simpler and more basic than the fast-paced, constantly escalating quest for faster and more sophisticated technology in the age of the new millennium.

In Gratitude to My Guardian Angel
By Theresa Patnode
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 218 pages | ISBN 9780595705849
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 218 pages | ISBN 9780595457472
E-Book | 218 pages | ISBN 9780595900503
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Theresa Patnode started life as one of 12 children on a New York farm and rose to prominence as builder, owner and administrator of the Little Flower Nursing Home in East Islip, Long Island.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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