The hole underneath the old brick house was still there, over fifty years later. A small Volkswagen could almost fit inside. He choked back the tears as he remembered the feel of that tiny metal shovel in his hand. He had scooped thousands of shovelfuls of dirt into his Radio Flyer wagon and hauled each load out by dragging it up wooden planks. If he could just make the hole big enough to hold a still, he might be able to sell enough liquor to hang onto the house until his Daddy got out of prison. He was just fourteen years old. As the hole got larger, he realized the enormity of his circumstances. Even if he could make the hole big enough, who would make the liquor? Who would help him sell it? Who could he trust? After weeks of digging in dark and despair, he laid down the small shovel and walked out. This moment would shape him, foretelling a series of turning points, balancing reverence and rebellion. The journey of rebel had just begun.
The Raising of a Rebel is a poignant, moving, unique, and inspirational memoir with historical insight that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey while entertaining them at the same time! The Raising of a Rebel is written by author Tonya Eberhart but is the true story of Gene Odom and Tonya Eberhart does an incredible job of telling his story.
The Raising of a Rebel will take its readers on a journey through Gene’s life in North Georgia. The journey the reader will encounter is heart-breaking at times, but also inspirational and moving and the story will make you feel a host of different emotions from start to finish! That is why I already recommend this lovely book, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Memoirs, combined with poignant themes are my favorite type of books to read. I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life and when the reader is granted this insight the reader can learn so much from their story, and many readers will be able to learn a lot from the story in The Raising of a Rebel.
The Raising of a Rebel is an incredible book in which Tonya Eberhart will take us on a journey through Gene’s life. The reader will learn about Gene, a young man who grew up in the mountains of North Georgia where his father and mother worked in the moonshiner industry and were both alcoholics. The journey is heartbreaking at times but it is also a deeply moving story that Tonya Eberhart does a wonderful job of telling and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible The Raising of a Rebel!
The profoundness in The Raising of a Rebel is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Tonya Eberhart effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her reader’s thanks to Gene’s story as well as compel them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading The Raising of a Rebel at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as absorbing; Tonya Eberhart’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this.
Tonya Eberhart is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she has shared Gene’s story, and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author! Eberhart’s excellent writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop.
Overall The Raising of a Rebel is an insightful, informative, inspiring book and that is why I of course have to award this book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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