1854 Garrett Street

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iUniverse, Apr 1, 2002 - Fiction - 129 pages
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A simple yet powerful story, 1854 Garrett Street chronicles the early years of a young boy whose family is uprooted from Boston to Dallas. Set against the colorful backdrop of this small-town city in the 1950s, this warm yet haunting novel depicts the many joys and agonies the family must face while it attempts to adapt to its new and sometimes hostile surroundings.

Dust storms, polio, water shortages and floods are not the only dangers with which this family must cope. A larger, more ominous threat lurks eerily in the background, one that permanently alters their lives forever.

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This story is set in Dallas in the 1950s. The author has done a marvelous job of recreating the sights, sounds, and smells of the era. Put me in mind of the small town where I grew up. That said,the ... Read full review

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Set in Dallas, 1854 Garrett Street retells the suspenseful and traumatic life experiences of the author, Al Pierotti, during his upbringing at 1854 Garrett Street. The story is set in the mid-twentieth century and revolves around several mysterious encounters between his family and neighborhood friends and "visitors." Pierotti does an excellent job introducing the characters and building a relationship with the reader. The story is developed and organized in a way that makes it difficult to put down - every page makes you wanting to read the next.
I enthusiastically recommend 1854 Garrett Street to anyone with the slightest interest in nonfiction, suspense, or a good quality read.
 

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