My Coyote Creek

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My Coyote Creek is an honest and emotional memoir told by the youngest of three children about a mother’s creative struggle to provide a normal upbringing for her children while living with an abusive sociopathic husband. This story shows a mother’s amazing resolve to create secure bliss for her children filled with adventures right out of a modern-day Huck Finn scenario. More

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About Jeff Bradford

My life has been so amazingly unique, diverse, daunting and yet wonderfully exciting as well. So much so that I wanted to write this memoir and share my years with you. This story explains how it was all possible.

It's a story of my young life exposed to abuse and violence, a story of our mother’s love for her children and determination to protect us at all costs, a story of childhood eventually restored, a story of life redeemed. The themes of courage and hope and faith are interwoven throughout the suspense-filled pages. As you read this story I am certain that you will come away with an enhanced appreciation for the human drive to survive and thrive.

You’ll also come away knowing every aspect of me. You will know my entire life, as you know a good friend. I speak too you in this very personal memoir from my heart and soul.

I have dedicated this book to those who suffer, often in silence, from abuse and violence behind closed doors. There is no longer any need to feel embarrassed or that this behavior is somehow deserved, whether it is physical, emotional, or psychological. There are now a myriad of resources available to help those who find themselves and their children in an untenable situation. Hopefully this story will give victims the encouragement to act, to take their lives back.

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My Coyote Creek is an honest and emotional memoir told by the youngest of three children about a mother's creative struggle to provide a normal upbringing for her children while living with an abusive sociopath of a husband.

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Review by: Gail Nelson on Jan. 18, 2012 : star star star star star
Jeff Bradford has written an engaging, heart-breaking, and uplifting story about growing up with an abusive father. Vivid details and a flowing style come together for a memorable read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: nancybuchanan1949 on Jan. 11, 2012 : star star star star star
Author, Jeff Bradford, chronicles his early years through adulthood in this remarkable memoir. The recollections of his youth and reflections on his life had me mesmerized. My reaction to his story ran the full scale of emotions from tears to laughter. "My Coyote Creek" is one of those reads that will stay in your head long after you have finished reading the book. I highly recommend it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mary Thompson on Jan. 08, 2012 : star star star star star
I was immediately absorbed in this story of a family's perserverance through such difficult times. This is a page turner because the author puts the reader so in tune with the characters that the reader must to know their outcome. I walked away from the book with appreciation for life's simple pleasures! I so enjoyed this non-fiction story of the author's life.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kim Powell on Jan. 08, 2012 : star star star star star
This very personal story by Jeff Bradford gives names and enduring images to the reality of domestic violence, but far more than that, is the message of hope, optimism, and resilience that lies within us all. "My Coyote Creek" is the memoir of one man, but the story belongs to us all. Once I started reading, I couldn't put the story down until the last page. Highly engaging and thoroughly enjoyable.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kemp Nussbaum on Jan. 08, 2012 : star star star star star
The book is a real life testimonial to the authors life. He didn't seem to hold anything back while writing which helps deliver a refreshing and honest read. I found the stories tragic, wholesome, and entertaining. The message of perseverance and determination are driven home in so many ways throughout the book. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Stacey Lloyd on Jan. 07, 2012 : star star star star star
This is an amazing story of the strength of family and one woman's determination to survive and thrive. In this era of " victims" Jeff Bradford has been able to show the courage and determination his mother had to not let her or her children be "victims". I cried, I laughed and I thoroughly enjoyed the innocence of his childhood recollections. Small town life was his safety net and security.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: lisa leonetti on Jan. 07, 2012 : star star star star star
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Review by: lisa leonetti on Jan. 07, 2012 : (no rating)
For anyone who grew up in a small town this is a great read. The true story intertwines a mothers struggle to give her children a good life in a small town while married to an abusive man. It tells of her triumphs over poverty and despair
while raising three children to adulthood. This could be a story of "anyone" in "anytown USA".
Jeff brings to life the joy and challenges of growing up "where everyone knows your name"
Lisa Leonetti
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Review by: Vickie Metcalf Baroff on Dec. 31, 2011 : star star star star star
This is an excellent story of growing up in Morgan Hill with all of the familiar places and people. Jeff did a great job describing our small-town life. We absolutely knew everyone and everyone knew us. Unfortunately it was a time of innocence as well and I had no idea what Jeff and his family were living through. Vivian epitomizes what it means to be a mother and sacrifice yourself for your childrens' well being. I couldn't put my kindle down and read it with both tears and laughter. Thank you Jeff for bringing my childhood back to enjoy again! The merry-go-round at MH School, Bill's Sundries, football games, Granada Theater and so many other great memories. This is a must read for so many reasons.
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