It is August 1946, the summer after WWII ended. The Saratoga Racetrack had been closed for three years because the war had imposed travel restrictions which financially ruined the tourist industry. This historical fiction novella is a love letter to a town in Upstate New York which takes place during the weekend prior to the track reopening. The tourists and natives are abuzz with excitement, ready for the country’s pivotal resurgence. The author takes you on a journey through the streets and the places of this historical town. The adventure is one of a search for connection resulting from the lonely isolation caused by the war years A son and his working class mother. A nephew and his beloved, cantankerous uncle. Emerging from the isolation. A coming of age tale. It touches on themes of the American immigrant success story and women entering the work force during this time period. The language, music, film, and pop culture references are weaved throughout to create an atmospheric, concise story with a hint of humor.
About the Author
Sue Jeffreys is a fourth generation Saratoga girl. This is her first novel. Her writing background includes a degree in English Literature and Arts Editor for her college newspaper. An avid reader and writer of all genres. An influencer and promoter of the Arts. She resides in her historic town with her beloved husband, Bill Jeffreys, CPA, CVA. Both are thoroughbred horse owners. Proud mom of two children, Drew and Mia. She is owner, collector and seller at Bella Vintage Shoppe.
“It has a local yet universal appeal, that will capture you from the first page. Simply - a tale of connection in an ever disconnected world.”