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Each of my books is unique, rooted in personal experience. You'll find no cookie-cutter formula of the commercial genres but rather a playful curiosity and lively language where the characters and action rove freely. Even when we revisit the same scene, as we do in "Hippie Drum" and "Hippie Love," each book has its own voice and style.
In these pages, we can't avoid confronting rapidly changing social realities and continuing struggles.
As a romance, "Promise" plunges into the commitment of relationship, marriage, and demanding career as one couple moves to their anticipated paradise -- the Pacific Northwest -- and finds everything's wilder than they could have imagined.
As a tale of community, "Hometown News" discloses the behind-the-news upheaval of reporters and editors trying to empower their locality in the face of global economic forces, even before the Internet kicks in.
My Hippie Trails series reflects the reality that hippies came (and still come) in many varieties and degrees, contrary to the stereotypes. Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll were all there, of course, along with the political protests, but at heart the movement was more about personal exploration and discovery while growing through a turbulent time. From "Daffodil Sunrise," with its emerging political activism on a rural college campus, to the quest for sweet relationship in "Hippie Drum" and "Hippie Love," to the surreal flights through the metropolitan underbelly in "Subway Hitchhikers," to the individual demons and blissful heights within the farmhouse a circle of yogis calls "Ashram," it's an illuminating journey.
These are pages of living history and everyday characters. I expect you'll fit right in.
on Oct. 19, 2013 :
Hodson explores the period of young adulthood to which all of us can draw parallels: the search for someone and the search for meaning. The group at the farm stumbles along, acting and reacting to each other. An enjoyable book by an independent author most likely to be found on a site like Smashwords.
I appreciate the author's offering of a free book. I will be getting another.
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