SONGS OF LOVE AND WAR, the vivid and romantic second book of Things We Lost in the Night, A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s follows Amazon Bestseller NIGHT PEOPLE, and is the first of four eBooks concluding the series.
When the band arrives in early 1968 to play at the Lemon Tree, a local beach nightclub on the far edge of Waikiki, the mood in Honolulu is in flux. The easy island ambiance contrasts with the intensity of a military town at the height of the Vietnam War. In the lit-fuse atmosphere of the Lemon Tree, the band’s songs trigger dramatic emotions in combatants in their audience, some still fresh from jungle firefights.
At first, they wished they’d been booked at one of the top tourist resorts instead of the unimpressive club with primitive accommodations in the rickety Surfboard Hotel. But they’re stage overlooks an alluring, nearly deserted beach across the street and they find themselves captivated by the local people, the grateful warriors who stir their compassion, and the exotic natural surroundings.
Larry encounters a breathtaking Hawaiian girl he hopes will ease his breakup with his girlfriend from NIGHT PEOPLE. She will introduce him to a Hawaii most tourists never see, and threatens to overwhelm the emotions he’d promised to hold in check. Although the island is the most beautiful and spiritual place he’s ever seen, he experiences life-changing moments and deadly dangers hidden beneath the lush beauty of this Hawaiian paradise.
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At 18, I left the love and security of my family for a nightmare of drug addiction and crime. Homeless, alone and on the streets of Los Angeles, I realized that what I had been searching for was what I had left behind. Strung out on heroin and too ashamed to go back home to my parents, I continued to spiral downwards and I landed head first into a lifestyle that I never knew existed.
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The incredible true story of a teenage hacker from Germany who goes to New York, looking for love. What could possibly go wrong?
“Entertaining, refreshing, unsettling and absorbing, and surprisingly perhaps, a thinking person’s book.” (5/5) – Viga Boland, Readers’ Favorite
“A must read. One of those rare books that sucks you in from the first to the last page. It’s the best thing I’ve read since The Perks of Being A Wallflower.”
(5/5) – Sally Mitchum, Amazon Review
“The most engaging memoir I’ve ever read.”
(5/5) – Caitlin Lyle Farley, Readers’ Favorite
“One whirlwind adventure after another. I was enthralled.” (4/4) – Christina Rose, Online Book Club
“This generation’s version of Catcher in the Rye. I kid you not. It’s that good.”
(5/5) -Ray Simmons, Readers’ Favorite
“An important book. Don’t miss it!”
(5/5) -James Okun, Bookplex
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Born illegitimate in north east England in 1944, John Fahey was sent to his father’s parents in western Ireland. John’s parents later married and brought back to England when he was nine, he was continually beaten and battered by his father, who called him a bastard, throughout his teenage years.
Surviving on his memories of Ireland, his trust in his Catholic faith, the help of kind people and relatives, and his love of chemistry, John went through major crises, feeling lost and alone in 1960s England and Scotland, he took on challenges, fought back against despair, and struggled with his sexual identity under legal intolerance. But determined to find a better life he went to university and finally to America.
This is a story of surviving against the odds.
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