Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Year in the Company of Freaks + Giveaway

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis: It's 1972 and a seismic clash-of-cultures is rattling northern California. In the redneck town of Trinity Springs, rumors of hippies migrating up from San Francisco have residents bracing for an invasion. When Italian-American hometown boy and Berkeley graduate Sid Jackson is busted for growing pot on his deceased parents' farm, locals suspect the assault has begun. Will a crazy deferral program devised by the sheriff keep Sid out of prison? Or will a house full of eccentric strangers, a passionate love interest, and demons from his past be his undoing?

A "disarmingly appealing" tale of discrimination, transformation and restoration, Freaks is bursting with intrigue, drama, comic relief and romance. Reviewers agree this five-star, coming-of-age classic "very much reflects the attitude and mood of the times."

Praise for A Year in the Company of Freaks:

“This coming of age story will draw the reader right in. Teresa Neumann demonstrates how much she values relationships in her writing … a precious skill. I held my breath all the way through to the final few pages. Five stars!” — The San Francisco Book Review

“As it relates to the complicated clash of culture and counterculture, Freaks acts as an authentic, strongly Seventies book. Northern California works as a strong presence in the novel that is vivid and omnipresent, but never overwhelming. Sure to intrigue and entertain, Freaks will have its digs in you before you realize how involved you’ve become.” — The Manhattan Book Review

To read more reviews, please visit Teresa Neumann's page in iRead Book Tours.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I am a hippie want-a-be and was so excited to read A Year in the Company of Freaks.  I was't really sure what to expect, but knew I would really enjoy the time period.  I so enjoyed it!  A Year in the Company of Freaks is a great story with great characters.  

We learn about each person through out the year that they live together.  The evolve and become so supportive of each other.  They all have different back grounds and things they are running from and need to heal.  Their lives intertwine with the police chief and his wife, which help round out the story.  

Great time period, wonderful characters, fantastic story!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I would enjoy reading other books by Teresa Neumann.

TAuthor of highly-acclaimed "A Year in the Company of Freaks," Teresa was raised in a large Midwest family and now lives in Oregon. She is also the author of "Bianca's Vineyard," and its sequel, "Domenico's Table." Both books are based on the true stories of her husband's Italian family in Tuscany. In addition to enjoying family, writing, reading, meeting her readers, wine tasting, traveling, and all things Italian, Teresa loves playing the fiddle with other musicians.

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