The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes

by H.R. Jakes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/30/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781480814752
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781480814738
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781480814745

About the Book

Witty, warm and wacky—a spiritual journey of self-discovery


“The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes offers us slices of classic Americana lovingly transformed by the spirit of Welsh storytelling. It is the spiritual odyssey of a woman finding her way back to faith. Her journey is touching, amusing, and at times hilarious.” 

—Rev. Timothy Vaverek, S.T.D., Christian Writer


“Witty, wacky, zany—this is a postmodern romp which astonishes with moments of spiritual wisdom and provocative piety.” 

—David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities, Baylor University, Author, Houses of the Interpreter and People of the Book


In The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes, author H.R. Jakes offers a fictionalized account of Elaine’s life, telling a variety of stories that involve a romantic ride in an old-fashioned car, a frightening cheese plate, a magic sword, and a cross-dressing monkey. Her story is not one, but many as she humorously reveals time and again how connected her own narrative is to that of her Welsh forebears. During the journey, Elaine, a school teacher in the vivacious and eccentric community of New Hope, Pennsylvania, gains not only an appreciation of the world but also of her heritage, herself, and God.

About the Author

H.R. Jakes, has been writing all his life and is working on additional books for this series. He and his wife Diana have seven children and one grandchild. They live in Texas.