Abbeville

Abbeville Until the dot bubble burst George Bailey never gave much thought to why his grandfather seemed so happy But then George s wealth vanished rocking his self confidence threatening his family s securi

  • Title: Abbeville
  • Author: Jack Fuller
  • ISBN: 9781932961478
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Until the dot bubble burst, George Bailey never gave much thought to why his grandfather seemed so happy.But then George s wealth vanished, rocking his self confidence, threatening his family s security and making his adolescent son s difficult life even painful Returning to the little Central Illinois farm town of Abbeville, where his grandfather had prospered aUntil the dot bubble burst, George Bailey never gave much thought to why his grandfather seemed so happy.But then George s wealth vanished, rocking his self confidence, threatening his family s security and making his adolescent son s difficult life even painful Returning to the little Central Illinois farm town of Abbeville, where his grandfather had prospered and then fallen into ruin, flattened during the Depression, George seeks out the details of this remarkable man s rise, fall, and spiritual rebirth, hoping he might find a way to recover himself.Abbeville sweeps through the history of late 19th through early 21st century America among loggers stripping the North Woods bare, at the World s Columbian Exposition of 1893, with French soldiers at the Battle of Verdun, into the abyss of the Depression, and finally toward the new millennium s own nightmares At the same time it examines life at its most intimate How can one hold onto meaning amidst the brutally indifferent cycles of war and peace, flood and drought, boom and bust, life and death In clean, evocative prose that reveals the complexity of people s moral and spiritual lives, Fuller tells the simple story of a man riding the crests and chasms of the 20th century, struggling through personal grief, war, and material failure to find a place where the spirit may repose An American story about rediscovering where we ve been and how we ve come to be who we are today, Abbeville tells the tale of the world in small, of one man s pilgrimage to come to terms with himself while learning to embrace the world around him.

    Abbeville Abbeville is located on the Somme River, km mi from its modern mouth in the English Channel.The majority of the town is located on the east bank of the Somme, as well as on an island. Abbeville, Louisiana Formerly called La Chapelle, the land that would become Abbeville was purchased by founding father Pre Antoine Dsir Mgret Pre is French for Father , a Capuchin missionary on Home Abbeville County, South Carolina Historic Abbeville County South Carolina is rich in both history and natural resources Abbeville County is square miles and encompasses the natural resources of Calhoun Falls State Park and Marina, Richard Russell Dam, and Sumter National Forest. Abbeville, SC Official Website The City of Abbeville invites you to join us on the Square for the Abbeville Live Concert Series Read on Abbeville Best of Abbeville, LA Tourism TripAdvisor Abbeville Tourism TripAdvisor has , reviews of Abbeville Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Abbeville resource. City of Abbeville Louisiana Someplace Special on the The Confrerie D Abbeville welcomes you to Abbeville s EGG Giant Omelette Celebration Our celebration is like no other festival This family oriented event including a kids world kicks off Saturday morning with a charity walk through Histo Abbeville, LA Abbeville, Louisiana Map Directions MapQuest Abbeville is a town in and the parish seat of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States, miles km west of New Orleans The population was , at the census Abbeville is in the heart of Cajun Country, and is home to many restaurants that specialize in the authentic tastes of Abbeville Georgia As he explored Georgia, Hernando de Soto passed through what is now known as Abbeville, crossing the Ocmulgee River and the present day eastern boundary line of the city limits. Abbeville, SC Interactive Weather Radar Map AccuWeather See the latest Abbeville, SC Doppler weather radar map including areas of rain, snow and ice on AccuWeather Abbeville Real Estate Abbeville SC Homes For Sale Zillow Why use Zillow Zillow helps you find the newest Abbeville real estate listings.By analyzing information on thousands of single family homes for sale in Abbeville, South Carolina and across the United States, we calculate home values Zestimates and the Zillow Home Value Price Index for Abbeville proper, its neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

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    About “Jack Fuller”

    1. Jack Fuller

      Jack Fuller published six critically acclaimed novels and one book of non fiction about journalism He was a legal affairs writer, a war correspondent in Vietnam, a Washington correspondent, and a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer.Three of his novels have been included in the University of Chicago Press s distinguished Phoenix Fiction series In 2005, he retired from a career in newspapers to concentrate on book writing.He began working in journalism at the age of 16 as a copyboy for the Chicago Tribune Along the way he has worked for the Washington Post, Chicago Daily News, City News Bureau of Chicago, and Pacific Stars and Stripes He left journalism for law briefly when U.S Attorney General Edward Levi asked him to serve as his special assistant in the Department of Justice At the Chicago Tribune he served as editor of the editorial page, editor, and publisher When he retired, he was president of Tribune Publishing Co.A graduate of Northwestern University and Yale Law School, he lived in Chicago with his wife, Debra Moskovits He had two children, Tim and Kate.

    325 thoughts on “Abbeville”

    1. From My BlogWhen the Dot-com craze went from boom to bust, George Bailey decided he needed to reevaluate his life, and as his world was crumbling around him, he found himself thinking of his grandfather more often than not, a man who went from a farmer to a very prosperous man until the collapse of the stock market, and yet managed to pick himself up again and carry on. Abbeville by Jack Fuller is the story of Karl Schumpeter and the lessons his grandson George learns from retracing his grandfat [...]


    2. I can't recall ever thinking this before, but this author's style and tone reminded me of Wallace Stegner; it has the same directness, sense of place, and quiet depth. Set mostly in a small town in central Illinois, with scenes in Chicago and northern Michigan, it is the story of a man who builds something of a small business empire in this small town that is undone by the Great Depression. This is a truly good man, who has a strong, positive relationship with his good wife, living in a communit [...]


    3. Written by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Jack Fuller, Abbeville is an excellent read. I found the novel on the new fiction shelf at the Marina Branch Library and was well rewarded. This is a generational story set in the Illinois farmland south of Chicago. When the dot com bubble bursts, George seeks the comfort of his Grandfather's life journey. By returning to the farm George discovers the theme of his family's life and generational parallels that bring him closer to his own son and off [...]


    4. From My Blog[return][return][return]When the Dot-com craze went from boom to bust, George Bailey decided he needed to reevaluate his life, and as his world was crumbling around him, he found himself thinking of his grandfather more often than not, a man who went from a farmer to a very prosperous man until the collapse of the stock market, and yet managed to pick himself up again and carry on. Abbeville by Jack Fuller is the story of Karl Schumpeter and the lessons his grandson George learns fro [...]


    5. When I first read the back of the cover of Abbeville and saw that the main character's name was George Bailey, I was hooked. It's A Wonderful Life is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I was intrigued to read a story with that name. I also believe I sub-consciously wanted to see if there were any similarities between the two. However, this story isn't really about George, but about his grandfather, Karl.George Bailey just lost almost everything in the 2000 dot com crash. To deepen his burden [...]


    6. The premise of this book was not my usual choice of story, sounding a little dull to my ears. However, I decided to take a chance on it, because sometimes judging by the story outline can lead to incorrect conclusions.Unfortunately, I had to conclude that I’m not the right audience for this book. I wouldn’t consider it a slog, because the prose is far too straight-forward to allow for anyone to get bogged down in it. There are some good descriptions of places and times, such as the Chicago t [...]


    7. A novel which begins with a return to desolation and poverty by the last of the line of generational characters in the book, develops intrigue to discover what caused this scenario. Abbeville is the story of the men in a family who built a life style and town through four generations. You are brought inside the lives of a patriarchal ascendancy to power, fortune, and destruction. Jack Fuller’s style is easy flowing and moves rapidly through many events with a paucity of words, but at the same [...]


    8. Fortunes won and lost by generations of an Illinois family are at the heart of this story. It's the grandfather's tale that really is the focus and the most interesting, encompassing Chicago history, the last turn of the century and a decent, hardworking and happy man. Loved the "It's a Wonderful Life" quality of it. (C'mon, one of the characters is George Bailey!)


    9. Eh. Good-natured and mildly interesting, but cramming several generations worth of characters into 250 pages means the text doesn't have much room to breath. The constant It's a Wonderful Life references mostly just call attention to the fact that this is a construction, and inferior by comparison. Could have used a healthy dollop of perversity.


    10. The story jumps back and forth between a grandfather and grandson, although the vast majority of the book focuses on the grandfather. It was interesting but not compelling. I felt it ended suddenly and I would have liked more detail / closure on the grandson and great grandson.



    11. A totally meh book. Felt like I was being preached to. I liked the setting and the storyline had such great hope to actually being interesting but it did not live up to the book jacket blurb.




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