Although it was over before she entered high school, World War II had a profound effect on Lois Trantina Jones's life. Included in her book is a fictionalized account of some of her memories: ratiioning, scaricty of metal, air raid drills, defense plant work, etc. The author was born in the greater Chicago area but raised downstate. She graduated from a nearby college; married Dick Jones, who had been an engineer in the Army Air Corps; raised a daughter; taught school and received two more college degrees. She and her husband moved to a retirement area in Arizona near Phoenix. For several years she taught at the high school and college levels. Her book, which deals with what was happening on the home front during World War II, is available from Smashwords: http//www.smashwords.com/books/view/33916, Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Home-Front-Lois-M-Jones/dp/0984395903/ref=sr 1 11? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301175339&sr=1-11, or by ordering through book stores.
by Lois Jones
Wartime in rural America. Families torn asunder, lives disrupted, fundamental human values tested. Young men become the nation's warriors; some never return. And on the Home Front, farm folk are suddenly confronted with overwhelming problems. Memorable characters move this panoramic plot forward, and as the Martin family and their neighbors struggle, we see their real natures evolve.
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