When Clemens moves on to San Francisco, he bequeaths a mining claim to Sid, who soon strikes a rich silver vein. If not for the difficulty I had in accepting some of Becky's ad I always sort of wondered what Becky ended up doing, and this book takes a shot at it. Becky is now married to Sid, Tom's cousin. There isn't much that's carefree or sweet as we are transported to the Civil War Era and beyond. It is thus perfectly reasonable to assume that while Tom Sawyer may reflect how boys remember its events, it does not necessarily depict those events accurately. The federal soldiers on our streets now had been a sorry revelation. Why must you to do this now? She believed the whole world could do no wrong.
He shook his head and kept on throwing things—tobacco pouch, leather braces, hairbrush, his cased razor—into the valise. Always looking toward my first home, though I am a grown lady with a daughter of my own now. Meanwhile, I knew no one. In this book, Tom, Huck, Becky, Sid, etc are all grown up and it's during the Civil War. But I like the way Lenore Hart writes, and while this novel has huge holes in its plot and its execution, her style is pleasant.
Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher has an interesting premise. Jeff avoided his lowly girl cousin as if I carried yellow jack and leprosy both. Will she ever forget the maddening, sweet-talking, irresponsible Tom Sawyer, the boy who stole her heart as a little girl?. With Sid gone less than an hour, I was already turning into a harridan, a carping fishwife. Lenore Hart is the author ofWaterwoman, Ordinary Springs, The Treasure of Savage Island and Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher.
I was a librarian while I wrote my first no vel, a horror suspense story about a woman who comes back from the dead. Definitely not a sequel to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1884 , Finn provides Huck's backstory, and much of its narrative overlaps that of Mark Twain's book. We put these things to good use and then, refreshed and damp, came down the stairs for tea and lemonade and cookies. We creaked over a narrow wooden bridge that spanned a creek, then rattled off and passed a lumberyard. I was in charge of coordinating an author luncheon for all the branches in my area. On the other hand, if Becky resembles the backstory of the wicked witch of The Wizard of Oz, maybe there is more to Mother Hopkins's role in Tom Sawyer than meets the eye. Oh, my father was indulgent and newfangled—Mama always said so.
That made me take a step back. Readers might reasonably object that Finn says things about Huck and Pap that Mark Twain never intended, but they would have trouble finding anything in Huckleberry Finn that actually contradicts Finn. She looked down and bit her lip. So how refreshing it was to pick up and begin reading by Lenore Hart. I wished Aunt Polly were still alive, and with a rap of one thimbled finger could make grown boys mind. The velvet curtains were falling from the rods, heavy with dust. It worked for a bit, but finally he peeled my arms from around his neck.
But it was admirable the way he was going at it out there. Naturally, the moment Tom sees Joe in the cave, he grabs Becky and runs. Again as in the original story, the cave is reopened and Joe's dead body is found inside the entrance. Can she forgive herself, or be forgiven, for the lies she's told to the men she's loved? The narrative finds Becky in Nevada, navigating life in a mining town, and eventually in San Francisco as a wealthy woman. But when tragedy strikes at home, Becky embarks on a phenomenal quest to find her husband and save her family---a life journey that takes her from the Mississippi River's steamboats to Ozark rebel camps, from Nevada's silver mines to the gilded streets of San Francisco. I rushed off to get little Tyler, and brought him down to the kitchen.
I went down a couple steps. And rare beef and mutton, too. Oh my dear Lord God, she gasped, lifting a hand as if to cross herself, then apparently thinking better of it. I was looking at the tallest boy instead. There were two reasons for this.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Bold and brave beyond the expectations of her sex, the wildly conflicted Becky struggles to reconcile her womanly obligations with her fiercely independent spirit, and is haunted by the lies she's told and the love she betrayed. Show me who Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Becky Thatcher grew up to become! This is a very creative and original concept to take a beloved heroine of classic literature and revisit her as an adult. Parts of it just aren't quite as believable as I'd like the whole meeting Jesse James thing and also that Becky can just run around the country pretending to be a man and not have too much trouble with it. Let's be honest and say it wasn't great literature, but it was pretty entertaining.