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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

"My Summer on Haight Street," a novel by Robert Rice Jr.

As many of you know I enjoy reading, especially books that relate to the baby boomer era, the sixties.  Recently I had the pleasure of reading the pre-publication galley of the book "My Summer on Haight Street," a wonderful piece of reading from Robert Rice Jr.  I picked it up one afternoon and finished that evening as it kept me riveted to each page and I could not put it down.

The story follows a recent high school graduate from Milwaukee  in his final year of  high school and his trip to San Francisco to the Haight Street district after graduating.  The story is a fictional account woven around real events and real people as we get to enjoy those promiscuous times of the sixties and the memories of the music of the era. 

The Vietnam War was raging and gearing up and as many did faced the probability of being drafted and with the  undecided choice of attending college for a deferment. This entire book is an adventure during the summer of love  that you don't want to miss.  It was  page turner for me which I didn't want  to end.

I recommend you read it and discover as I did what I missed during the sixties.  Definitely add this one to your summer reading.

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