A Little Gleam of Time

by Timothy A. Sexton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/5/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 344
ISBN : 9781480844117
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 344
ISBN : 9781480844131
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 344
ISBN : 9781480844124

About the Book

Tucked away in the nation’s heartland, a boy was born the very summer the United States would enter the First World War. His name was Joe Sexton, and his life would bear witness to the dramatic and monumental changes and events that marked the twentieth century—the First World War, the Great Depression, and the Second World War. While all of these events would profoundly affect the course of the United States, for Joe Sexton and his family, they would also mark the end of an era.
A Little Gleam of Time offers a window into the life of native son Joe Sexton and the changes and eventual fate of a small Midwestern town—Sumner, Iowa. As much a story of growth, expansion, change, and the inevitable decline of both the town and the surrounding family farms, A Little Gleam of Time follows Joe Sexton’s journey from youth, veterinary school, and a young love interrupted by war to the fifties, raising a family, and living life in small-town America.
Joe’s road wouldn’t be the scenic route of youthful imagination. Rather, it would be a pedestrian path—one that a son instinctively vows never to take. But beyond the grand events taking place on the globe, Joe, Mary Elaine, and their nine children represent the triumphs and failures, gains and losses, and loves and despair of a bygone but evocative era of American history.

About the Author

Timothy A. Sexton is a professionally trained dentist and practiced for years in the town of his birth, Sumner, Iowa. Tim is the son of Joe Sexton, and he has always been interested in history and genealogy. Today Tim lives with his wife on a farm outside Sumner.