Helene Dunbar is today's guest on a Book and a Chat, and though this is her debut book she has been a freelance writer for some years covering subjects from court cases, theater, and Native American Indian tribes to features about fiddles & accordions.
Her debut novel is a moving and thought provoking YA novel "These Gentle Wounds".
The idea for These Gentle Wounds came from an unfortunate number
of true cases, some of which Helene once wrote about for an educational
book series. In a 2010 case in New York State, one of the children
survived and she started to wonder what his life would be like. Helene followed the real life story and the boy’s life is nothing like
Gordie’s. For better or worse.
About "These Gentle Wounds":
Sometimes I wish I'd lost a leg or something. Everyone can understand
that. They never get it when what's been broken is inside your head.
years after an unspeakable tragedy that changed him forever, Gordie
Allen has made a new home with his half-brother Kevin. Their arrangement
works since Kevin is the only person who can protect Gordie at school
and keep him focused on getting his life back on track.
when it seems like things are becoming normal, Gordie's biological
father comes back into the picture, demanding a place in his life. Now
there's nothing to stop Gordie from falling into a tailspin that could
cost him everything--including his relationship with Sarah, the first
girl he's trusted with the truth. With his world spinning out of
control, the only one who can help Gordie is himself . . . if he can
find the strength to confront the past and take back his future.
With a second book already in the editing stage for release next year, I am sure the name Helene Dunbar will continue to be on the must read YA list.
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