A Kwanzaa Story

Or How One Gentleman Found His Way

by Nancy Harrington



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/19/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 50
ISBN : 9780595489992

About the Book

Gabe Novalee seeks to put his broken life together, but fate doesn't seem to be on his side. The chain restaurant where he's been employed for two years closes suddenly on Christmas Eve, right before his long-estranged sons are set to arrive for a brief two-day visit. Although he's struggled to right the wrongs committed in earlier years, Gabe finds himself without work, without money, and most of all without faith in himself and those around him. What he fears most is how his two young sons, now being raised in the finest suburb of Atlanta, will respond to him, his tiny apartment on the wrong side of town, and his apparent lack of success in the world. What could possibly happen at this late date that would mend their relationship?

About the Author

A middle school teacher and writer, Nancy Guthorn Harrington penned this novella because she wanted to share it with her own students. The story of Kwanzaa, with its focus on unity, self-determination, and both the community and the individual, resonated with her in light of the over-commercialization of most celebrated holidays. The author resides in central Connecticut; she is an avid reader and writer, a wife and mother, and a lover of nature.