Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 Summer Literary Showcase: R. Jenkins-Oliver

R. Jenkins-Oliver was born and raised in a small Geechee and Gullah community in McIntosh County Georgia. She is the oldest of four children, and is a graduate of Todd-Grant High School, Margaret M. Washington, and Brunswick College. She has worked for the FBI, as a health care professional, and was an entrepreneur. She has appeared in several industrial and feature films.

Out of the Shadow of Poverty is a good old-fashioned memoir, the story of a girl and a family who made the most of what life handed them. Equal parts of discipline and love are applied by a network of people who stuck by each other through good times and bad. To teach many children how to abide and thrive in tough time is hard work.

The description of the southern town, its geography and its resilient people are charming. The description of the homes and schools and stores captured a time that is gone but still shadows the author. The births, deaths, fires, superstitions and home remedies are realistically described. The wine-winning numbers and the family that got along, or not, and still helped each other and shared most of the times.

Rudy’s precognitive dreams and visions ring true. Her awareness of her situation and determine to move herself out of poverty seems unusual in a young girl.

Genre: Nonfiction, Inspirational, self help/ memoir

Other books by R. Jenkins-Oliver
Friendship Breaks Barriers a children picture book for ages 4-9
Toby the cat finds friends despite insurmountable difference.

1878  the life and times of Henry Forest.  

1878 is based on the life and times of Henry Forest, who lived during the late 1800s to the mid 1900s.
Historical Fiction based on the life of Henry Forest a Georgia sharecropper.

My books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a million, and they can be ordered through your favorite book store. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm a fan of true memoir. this is going on my list of book to read.