Click to preview My Life on Horner Run pocket and trade book

"My Life on Horner Run" tells the story of life in rural West Virginia, in the 1940’s as seen through the eyes of a young boy. The author’s vivid memories range from sad and emotional to funny and light-hearted. These recollections will tug at the heartstrings of every reader. The railroad, the war and the mountainous geography played a huge part in the life of this young boy, his family and friends. The author writes of the many challenges and of the great resilience of the people during this difficult time. The details of the culture and the ways of the people takes your imagination back to a different time and place.


About the Author

John Jett

John D Jett is a retired Communications Engineer. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Navy, spending time in the Pacific. He and his wife Marolyn left West Virginia and retired to Florida in 1997. He designed and built the home they live in. They are the parents of four children and the grandparents of five grandchildren. John has traveled the U.S. extensively. John stays active by rebuilding cars and boats. Over the years, he earned his pilot’s license and scuba diving certification. This is John’s first book.

Publish Date  September 27, 2011

Dimensions  Trade  236 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Biographies & Memoirs

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pdavis1959 says

My husband and I live right across the road from the house where John Jett grew up. We look out our front window, and can almost see John & his brother doing their chores! It's neat to read about things that happened up our hollow back in the 40's. It's also nice to know that things turned out good for John & his family after they had been through so many hard times in the earlier years. I would reccommend this book to anyone, especially those living in rural West Virginia.

posted at 07:27am Mar 06 PST


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