I am a writer from Jacksonville, Florida who's currently living in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Yellow Bar is a work of love and is based on the experiences of my Filipino father-in-law's wild and terrible childhood years during World War Two. The book turned out better than I expected, and I am overwhelmed by the kind reviews that I've received for it so far. If you would like to know more about me or the creation of The Yellow Bar, please visit my blog of the same name. Thank you!
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The Yellow Bar
by John Falch
Price: $2.99 USD. 87870 words.
Published on July 21, 2012. Fiction.
Meet the Reynaldos, a simple country family living happily on their farm in 1940s American Philippines. Good luck has bounced their way and the family is climbing out of rural poverty to become successful entrepreneurs. Life is swell until the Japanese invade and make them servants in their own house.
Based on a true story.
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Smashwords book reviews by John Falch
- Surviving an American Gulag
on April 04, 2013
What a lovely, charming book! I grew up on the outskirts of a military base in Albany, Georgia, and found Mr. Patterson's descriptions of that time to be dead-on. The story of Private Gibbs starts fat, sad, and lonely. Then slowly, Gibbs starts to put his life together. I found the characters to be very real and wonder if this is based upon a true story. Although this tale sensitively touches upon being gay in the 1960s, I really wouldn't want to classify "Surviving an American Gulag" in such a small box; it is much more about hope and humanity in general. Truly an inspiring work, Mr. Patterson. Thanks!