Until the dot.com bubble burst, George Bailey never gave much thought to why his grandfather seemed so happy.But then George’s wealth vanished, rocking his self-confidence, threatening his family’s security and making his adolescent son’s difficult life even more painful. Returning to the little Central Illinois farm town of Abbeville, where his grandfather had prospered and then fallen into ruin, flattened during the Depression, George seeks out the details of this remarkable man’s rise, fall, and spiritual rebirth, hoping he might find a way to recover himself.Abbeville sweeps through the history of late-19th through early-21st century Americaamong loggers stripping the North Woods bare, at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, with French soldiers at the Battle of Verdun, into the abyss of the Depression, and finally toward the new millennium’s own nightmares. At the same time it examines life at its most intimate. How can one hold onto meaning amidst the brutally indifferent cycles of war and peace, flood and drought, boom and bust, life and death?In clean, evocative prose that reveals the complexity of people’s moral and spiritual lives, Fuller tells the simple story of a man riding the crests and chasms of the 20th century, struggling through personal grief, war, and material failure to find a place where the spirit may repose. An American story about rediscovering where we’ve been and how we’ve come to be who we are today, Abbeville tells the tale of the world in small, of one man’s pilgrimage to come to terms with himself while learning to embrace the world around him.
$7.71MADE IN ABBEVILLE - HOMETOWN PRIDE Mens Long Sleeved Shirt, L, Black
made in AbbevilleShow PRIDE in your city with one of these great items!!! Please note - the item itself was not MADE IN that city... just the wearer... YOU! - Our T-Shirts are 100% cotton (except ash and sport grey), Our Fleece Hoodies and Sweats are a super warm 50/50 blend. Everything is pre-shrunk.
$19.99Norman Rockwell Address Book (Gift Line)
This elegant, attractive address book is the perfect addition to any desk or telephone table. Features 80 address-and-telephone pages with tab indexes and space for noting birthdays, 40 full-color images, and soil-resistant cover.
$16.95Abbeville Georgia GA MAP GreatCitees Unisex Souvenir T Shirt
Show off your love for Abbeville Georgia GA, while looking cool and stylish with this souvenir t-shirt. This casual and loose fitting tee is guaranteed to become your favorite in no time. We use direct-to-garment printing technology, so the ink is embedded in the fabric for your ultimate comfort. Our unisex t-shirts are 100% cotton (grey 90/10), preshrunk heavyweight 5.5 oz. with double needle sleeves and bottom hem.
$13.99Stories from the Sea (Abbeville Anthology)
A collection of stories represents the Celtic, Finnish, Maori, and Native American cultures and includes traditional tales from Senegal, Vietnam, Siberia, Denmark ("The Little Mermaid"), and Egypt ("Sinbad the Sailor") about monsters and brave little girls and boys.
$14.95Abbeville County South Carolina 1895 - Wall Map With Homeowner names Reprint
Find your house 100 years ago! This South Carolina county wall map shows all the old roads, homeowner and business names in the 1800's and 1900's. Great for genealogists and history lovers. We have edited the original image to improve the appearance. Great for genealogists and history lovers! Offered in different sizes (original is 46" x 47"). ***** Names will not be legible at the smaller sizes, but the map still makes an attractive wall display. Note the size of the original before you order ***** Please choose carefully as maps are not returnable. Printed on high quality bond paper with Canon ink Also available on canvas .