Thursday, June 4, 2020

Great Summer Reads 2020, Day 4, with Randy Lindsay

Carpinello's Writing Pages presents Day 4 of Loving the Book's Great Summer Reads with author/family historian Randy Lindsay. I'm sure his The Milkman's Son will resonate with adult and older YA readers.

So Enjoy Day 4!

RANDY LINDSAY is a native of Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife, five of his nine children, a dog, a cat, and a hyperactive imagination. His wife calls him the “Story Man” because he sees everything as material for a story. He has three books traditionally published and four indie-published titles.
As a family historian, Randy has 14 years of genealogy experience. He has researched over 5,000 names in his own family tree and helped over a dozen other people in their ancestral quests. He has a passion for family history and a newfound appreciation for the frequency in which family relations can turn out to be different than what everyone believes to be true.

~ Website ~

"Raised in a family he bore little resemblance to, Randy was jokingly referred to as 'the milkman's son.'" This warm and candid memoir chronicles the unraveling of a family secret, which begins with Randy's dad having dreams about deceased relatives urging him to complete their family tree. Randy agrees to help with the genealogy, but after his searching leads to a dead end, he takes a commercially available DNA test. The results reveal a possible genetic match to a sister, which begins a familial quest that forever changes the author's life.

Featuring a cast of vivid characters, richly drawn from two distinct families, The Milkman's Son, reveals on man's family tree, pulling back layers of new information as he gets closer to the truth--a biological father, siblings, and family members he never knew existed.
This is a story of accepting, forgiving, reuniting, and, most importantly, it's about the bonds that connect us and the unconditional love that makes us feel like we belong."

     ~ Universal Amazon Link

Top Ten List:

Here are my 10 favorite things:
1.My all-time favorite thing is . . . my wife. 
2.My favorite flavor ice cream is Rocky Road.
3.My favorite food is ice cream. 
4.My favorite movie is "It's a Wonderful Life." (The original.)
5.My favorite activity is going to the movies. 
6.My favorite distraction is family history research. 
7.My favorite book is Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny. 
8.My favorite author is Edgar Rice Burroughs. 
9.My favorite song is "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.
10.My favorite band/singer is Bachman-Turner Overdrive. 

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