One-Arm Boy in a Two-Arm World
The Story of a Sharecropper's Son and His Family's Enduring Bond of Love
by Nancy Bone Goff
"One-Arm Boy in a Two-Arm World: The Story of a Sharecropper's Son
and His Family's Enduring Bond of Love, is the heart wrenching biography of
DM Bone, a young boy with only one arm, and his family. Living during the
time of the Great Depression, this poor, uneducated family suffers one
hardship after another. As sharecroppers they already have a heavy load to
bear, but three years of drought, a fire, and failing crops pushes their
faith and endurance to the limits. Just when it seems things can't get
worse, young DM loses his arm and his sister develops polio, adding to the
family's seemingly insurmountable odds.
Yet those who are strong in their faith will withstand any hardship.
Relying on an inner strength and will to survive, DM and his family faces
each challenge head-on rather than letting it get the better of them.
Giving up is simply not a part of their character.
In One-Arm Boy in a Two-Arm World, author Nancy Bone Goff realistically
captures every aspect of farm life in the rural south, showing readers what
it was like during those difficult times. Though their burden was heavy,
one family proved that love and faith can overcome any obstacle."
276 pages - $20.99 (paperback)