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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / 19th Century
  • Language:English
  • Pages:400
  • eBook ISBN:9781667864860
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667864853

Buck Up

by Catherine Jasek

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Buck Up is a historical fiction story of a young boy living in the booming mining town of Bodie California in the 1870s. By dealing with his father's abandonment, he learns to think for himself. He also learns how to respect and trust others because men he admires teach him by their examples.
Buck Up is the story of a young boy who finds himself alone in a busy mining town, abandoned by his father and separated from his mother. He meets Nick, a carpenter, who takes him under his wing. Suddenly, everything Jodie knows or thinks he knows is turned upside down. Lies and deceit follow as Jodie struggles to fit in.
About the author
Catherine Jasek is a retired English and history teacher who claims a fetish for the five-paragraph essay. This is her first foray into fiction writing, and she found that she enjoyed both the research and the weaving of characters onto the page. She hopes someday to claim that her books have been translated into fifty different languages and have sold millions of copies. Until then, she continues to live in San Diego with her long-suffering husband Stan and her demanding cat.