Friday, June 29, 2007

DHS Classmate Yvonne Hendrickson's Book "Seeds of Sin"

Seeds of Sin produce bad fruit filled with secrets. Secrets have a way of finding their way to the surface. Post World War II finds a farming family in the Yakima Valley of Washington State becoming aware secrets cannot be held in check. Walter Mason has never-ending problems of weather, Mexican migrant workers, the impending death of his wife, and after 18 years, long held secrets have risen to the surface. Secrets he thought would always be just that, secrets. Like ripples of a wheat field in the wind, one secret opens another. Secrets of adultery and adoption, lead to suicide, murder and more. The ripple spreads wide, becoming a wave that rocks residents of the peaceful farming valley “Eat the apple that falls in your garden…do not try to learn where it came from and you will be content.” (In the brief time this book has been available, readers are already asking for the sequel. It has proven to be a "page turner" with readers interested in more stories about the characters.Yvonne has started on the sequel.)

I have been in email contact with Yvonne who's maiden name is Spaulding DHS 53. She said in part " . . . The cover has a picture of my maternal family farm in Roubaix, (5th generation owner)but the book is about farming family in eastern WA and migrant workers. Not a documentary, just a bit about their lives, but full of everything you would expect, sex, sin, adultery, adoption, suicide, etc. None of it true, all fiction."

I wonder how many published authors we have that are DHS Classmates? Photos from Bear Log and Yvonne.


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