Benjamin's Field

Benjamin's Field : Ascent

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Benjamin's Field follows a rural farm family over the course of sixty years from the viewpoint of the youngest member, Jeremy Kyner. Beginning with America's entry into World War I, Jeremy and his family are followed through war, peace, triumph, tragedy, heartbreak, and final happiness as the reader examines the role of family loyalty versus individual need, personal liberty and how it relates to society's demands, religious prejudice, racism, intolerance, the role of charity, and the overwhelming need for humans to forgive one another. While still in manuscript form, Benjamin's Field, Book One, Rescue, was advanced to the "Best Sellers Chart" of the peer review website YouWriteOn.com. In Book Two, "Ascent," Jeremy Kyner, now a teenaged boy, becomes the focus of his teacher's animosity because of his infirmity. With the help of two dedicated school friends and an unconventional Jewish blacksmith, he takes to the sky, defeating his teacher's plans to institutionalize him and forcing her to divulge her own, dark, secret. Benjamin's Field is a historical novel about human dignity overcoming adversity, prejudice, and hatred. Interwoven with lighter moments, this dramatic and moving story will take the reader on a journey of inner exploration.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2 x 28.96mm | 603.27g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507613253
  • 9781507613252

About J J Knights

The author is a retired federal law enforcement officer and surveillance pilot. He served as a Civil Air Patrol pilot, squadron commander and public information officer. He is an emeritus member of the Imperial Public Relations Committee of Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children. A native of New Engalnd, he resides in southwestern Pennsylvania with his wife and honeybees. He has authored several published articles on law enforcement recruiting. Benjamin's Field is his first novel.show more

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