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By Helen Sedwick
About the Book: Andy is a 21st Century teen living with an overprotective mother, and disconnected family. His grandfather is the only one who seems to understand; with funny jokes, and stories from the Dust Bowl, he inspires Andy to dream and follow those dreams. But when his Grandfather passes away, without finishing his stories, it’s up to Andy to discover his families past, and learn the lesson his Grandfather wanted to teach.
About the Author: Helen grew up in New York City. After majoring in English at Cornell, she went on to attend Chicago Law School. For thirty years she has practiced Business Law in the San Francisco Bay area. She has received honorable mentions for her short stories and recently was awarded second place from the Redwood Writers Flash Fiction Contest for a piece adapted from Coyote Winds.
Coyote Winds was inspired by her own Fathers stories of growing up during the Dust Bowl.
My Thoughts: If you’ve been following along this blog, you’ll know I’ve mentioned this before – I love history! My area of study in college was History Education. Although I never finished my degree, I still love learning about history anyway I can. Coyote Winds is a great piece of historical fiction. With almost a side by side comparison as we follow Andy living in the 21st century, and his grandfather adventures during the Dust Bowl. If you’re looking for a quick book to read, I would suggest this one. It’s a fun adventure, but makes you think about your dreams. Are you living them? Or are you to afraid of disappointment?