The Big House: Story of a Southern Family (Book 2)

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In 1928, Minnie's mother, Nora, arrives at her nursing college after abandoning her a few years ago as a child. What does Nora want?An unexpected visit to Grandpa and Marie at the Big House offers Minnie shelter and refuge, but no longer the carefree days of her youthful experiences there. She discovers secrets. Shrewd and hidden manipulations of power ensure the survival of the Big House in this small Southern town, where a smile can mask suppressed rage and hostility.A power struggle ensues between Minnie and Nora, when honor, wealth and influence are risked by young love. Both women will have their say, but only one will prevail.Guns and violence become the signs of a new era. The 1929 Great Depression explodes, engulfing everyone. Minnie and the family must confront the Depression, as well as threats to the land from those who would rob them.Driven by her own convictions and courage, Minnie refuses to give in to chaos and fear. While poverty and cruelty surround her, Minnie's spirit, character and hard-won life experience prepare her to survive and keep her values. Will the past and present circumstances overwhelm Minnie, or will she embrace the future and triumph?

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Coming of age in California, J. Keck grew up with a Southern heritage inside the house, and a West Coast identity outside of what the family called the Big House. The home was a gathering place for extended family and friends, many of whom were expatriate Southerners as well. Between the warmth and storytelling of the home, J. Keck has been inspired by the culture and tales of many fine and memorable characters. Numerous trips and stays to visit relatives and family holdings, along with a nearly three-year stay in Texas, further deepened his appreciation and understanding of the culture. Attending both Texas and West Coast colleges and university, J. Keck received a degree in Journalism, an advanced degree in Psychology, and minors in Business, Anthropology and Geography. Once having entered business, writing became a pastime for personal pleasure until the publication of one of his short stories in a cultural magazine. Additional publications of his writings followed: a short story, “The Dark Forest”; his novella, “Homeless: The Dollmaker’s Web,” and his recent novel, “The Big House: Story of a Southern Family (Book I).” Currently, J. Keck is working on “The Big House: Story of a Southern Family (Book III).” The joy and challenge of writing has propelled J. Keck into a new and exciting career: Author.

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