SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: Letters From Wheatfield Book Review

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Letters From Wheatfield Book Review

Patrick Shannon, author of the young readers' book Viva
Cisco, announces the release of his second work, Letters from Wheatfield. In his newest
book Shannon provides his readers with a delightful treatment of small town quirkiness
as conveyed through the letters of two transplants from Manhattan who have been
assimilated and transmuted by this fictitious Montana community.

Recognizing that Montanans have a reputation for spinning tall tales, in Letters from
Wheatfield Shannon treads teasingly on the tenuous line that divides those fabrications
from the facts that originally inspired them. His readers will enjoy trying to determine
which parts of these whimsical tales are true and which parts are purely contrived fiction.

Among their many amusing epistles about life in isolated Wheatfield, the town's two
New Yorkers relay to their cousin back home such remarkable tales as a 4H project that
produces a mutant Brussels sprout, the hilarious story of a senior citizens' outing with a
group of hell-raising bikers, and the surprising "facts" behind Albert Einstein's shocking
plagiarism of a Montana boy's work.

Letters from Wheatfield asks its readers, "What do you do if you live in a small rural
town, dauntingly far from the nearest city's amusements, and what resources do you have
to spice up your existence?" The answer is not always pretty, but it is always one that
will bring readers many laughs.

About the book:

Letters from Wheatfield by Patrick Shannon
ISBN: 978-1-4327-5705-2
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: May 12, 2010
Pages: 234
S.R.P.: $14.95

About the author:

Patrick Shannon, also the author of Viva Cisco, currently resides in Conrad, Montana.
Born and raised in Southern California, he attended East Carolina and Oklahoma
Universities as well as UCLA. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi scholarship society.
After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Shannon worked thirty-three years for a major oil
company and traveled in Asia, the Middle East and the U.S., acquiring a wide variety of
rich experiences.

I have never read a book like this before!!!

Patrick Shannon writes this book as if he is writing letters to an author who is writing a book about his small town.

The stories that Patrick comes up with about this fictional town are roll on the floor hilarious!!

I had to stop reading, find my Husband and read him many chapters. They are just too funny not to share.

I love the way news travels through the "System" especially when it travels through the Post Office!!!

If you want a non stop, laugh out load, must share with friends book, then Letters From Wheatfield is it!!!

~~All opinions expressed are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review. I did receive a copy of the book to read thanks to Bostick Communications~~

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Sounds like a good book for long trips so we both could get a few laughs out of a dull car ride. Thanks for the review.

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