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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-5255-5893-1
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 246 pages
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    • 978-1-5255-5892-4
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 246 pages
  • Keywords
    • Historical Fiction,
    • Coming of Age,
    • Boarding School,
    • Inspirational,
    • Life Lessons,
    • Great Depression,
    • Personal responsibility

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Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces
by Peter Pactor

The 1929 stock market crash has come and gone, and Daniel, much criticized and mocked for his predictions of that event, has been vindicated. Now he wants to go back to the carefree days of being a boy, but it's impossible. When his bank hires a black man as a guard, Daniel stands up against discrimination and bigoted opponents. He rescues and becomes the guardian of three homeless, abused teenagers. This is a story of human struggles at the onset of the Great Depression that will touch your emotions and challenge you to reconsider your perceptions of those conditions that still persist a century later.

The author's background as an educator is heavily imprinted in the story, teaching readers along the way, almost invisibly, with the life lessons introduced to Daniel and his friends. — Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views Aristotle said that educating the mind without educating the heart is not educating at all. Peter Pactor is a master of taking us on an educational journey. We join Daniel and experience an insightfully amazing buildup of the Great Depression first hand. Our hearts and minds truly enjoy the ride. — Dr. Jeff Johnson, Distinguished Toastmaster Real people teaching real-life lessons in a story so smooth and entertaining, you won’t realize you’re learning. — Cantor Monica O’Desky Peter Pactor does an impeccable job with character development. — Susan Violante

Peter Pactor has been a teacher for fifty years and a professional storyteller and speaker for thirty years. With many interests and talents, Peter is often referred to as a renaissance man. He enjoys reading, writing, painting, and playing American folk music on the banjo. Daniel: Picking up the Pieces is the fifth book in his Daniel series. website:


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