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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:92
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781543937527
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543943054

By the Tyronza River

A Novel By Joyce Belle Harvell Edited By Regina Topaz Smith

by Joyce Belle Harvell

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Overview
By the Tyronza River is a historical fiction about a sharecropper, W.L. Howard, from Twist Arkansas. W.L. is a proud black man living among the tumultuous times of World War II and the Japanese internment camps. Hardworking and charming to the ladies, Essie stole W.L.'s heart. They struggle to raise their family, but never stop thinking about the secret they have kept for years. From Mississippi to Arkansas, to St. Louis, Missouri, and to New York and Italy, W.L. and his family's lives take different paths that could bring them closer or separate them forever.
Description
By the Tyronza River is a historical fiction about a sharecropper, W.L. Howard, from Twist Arkansas. The story takes place in Twist, Arkansas in 1941. This was a time when the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor, Several Japanese Americans and their families were placed in internment camps, and some blacks were migrating from the North to the South. The United States Army requested the assistance of W.L. Howard and several other sharecroppers in helping them build the internment camps. W.L. is a proud black man living among these tumultuous times of World War II and the Japanese internment camps. Hardworking and charming to the ladies, the beautiful Essie stole W.L.'s heart. They struggle to raise their family, but never stop thinking about the secret they have kept for years. From Mississippi to Arkansas, to St. Louis, Missouri, and to New York and Italy, W.L. and his family's lives take different paths that could bring them closer or separate them forever.
About the author
By the Tyronza River is Joyce Harvell's first historical fiction novel. She is an accomplished artist and has won awards with Art St. Louis, and her artwork has been featured in several art shows. She enjoys painting and reading, and is the mother of three children. She has always been inspired by the rich history of the United States of America. She is retired and lives in St. Louis, Missouri.


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