DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens is not only the title of a Boomer's coming of age novel, it's a staple in the paltry diet of Shawn Daniels and his family.
Plodding through New England snow on a winter's morning Shawn is ready to leave it all behind: a life of poverty, his dad's drinking, abuse, near-starvation, the bullying and belittling by the community, living in foster care, his parents' divorce and so much more as he leaves to join the US Army in the era of the 1960s. Shawn Daniels is ready to start a new life, but after he boards his plane he can't seem to shake those memories out of his head.
DOG BONE SOUP is the story of the life of a poor boy growing up in a rural New England college town in the 1950s and 60s, a place where Shawn's father is known as the town drunk. Shawn and his younger brother Willie are in charge of taking care of everything that needs to be done around the ramshackle place they call home. But, when chores are done, the boys strike out on both serious and hilarious adventures that don't cost a dime.
Follow Shawn Daniels through the trials and triumphs of life. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you be glad you read DOG BONE SOUP.