Going Home



Going Home Bestselling Author James D Shipman S Going Home Is A Civil War Historical Novel Based On A True Story And A Tragic Drama Of Trust Betrayed.Joseph Forsyth Is The Irish Immigrant Son Of A Jobless Alcoholic Indentured To A Printer In Quebec At Age 11, He Undergoes Abuse And Alienation Before Escaping To Rejoin His Family In Upstate New York Joseph Is Forced To Pay Off His Father S Debts To Save The Family Farm He Sacrifices His Own Happiness And Freedom To Care For His Family His Hard Work And Gentle Nature Win Him Friends And Admiration Throughout The Small Town Of Macomb Joseph Courts And Wins The Hand Of Lucy Hastings, Daughter Of An Established And Wealthy Father He Soon Learns She Is Spoiled And Narcissistic And He Is Now Faced With Trying To Take Care Of His Father S Family And The Burdens Of An Entitled Wife In 1864, He Is Forced By Financial Strain To Take A Bounty And Join The 186th New York Regiment He Is Badly Wounded At Petersburg, Virginia In Early 1865 And Lies Unconscious And Near Death When He Finally Awakens He Learns That Terrible Tragedy Has Struck At Home Going Home Explores The Depths Of Codependency And Alcoholism, And A Brave Man S Battle To Free Himself From These Invisible Bonds.

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  • Paperback
  • 365 pages
  • Going Home
  • James D. Shipman
  • English
  • 15 May 2017
  • 0692230084

10 thoughts on “Going Home

  1. Terry says:

    Going Home By James D ShipmanMy wife recommended this book What can I say I couldn t put it down A well written narrative based on a true story and written by the main character s great great great nephew I say based on a true story, because there is obviously, a bit of poetic licence, but why not That makes a good yarn and this is definitely a good yarn Joseph, the hero, is a wonderful character and all the other characters are well rounded Set at the time of the American civil war it is Going Home By James D ShipmanMy wife recommended this book What can I say I couldn t put it down A well written narrative based on a true story and written by the main character s great great great nephew I say based on a true story, because there is obviously, a bit of poetic licence, but why not That makes a good yarn and this is definitely a good yarn Joseph, the hero, is a wonderful character and all the other characters are well rounded Set at the time of the American civil war it is historically interesting and very poignant in depicting the terrible loss of life in that awful conflict I liked the way the story flashed between Josep...

  2. Maura says:

    Immigration was a major socio economic factor in shaping the United States in the Nineteenth Century Territorial expansion and the prospects of owning land, as well as finding employment, were enticements to Europeans seeking a better life James D Shipman has taken the true story of his great great grandfather Joseph Hastings and transformed it into an historical novel which is affecting While the plot has many sensational events, Shipman s skill prevents melodrama from seizing center stage Immigration was a major socio economic factor in shaping the United States in the Nineteenth Century Territorial expansion and the prospects of owning land, as well as finding employment, were enticements to Europeans seeking a better life James D Shipman has taken the true story of his great great grandfather Joseph Hastings and transformed it into an historical novel which is af...

  3. Felicity Gibson says:

    Going Home By James ShipmanRead 1st June 2015This book should come with a warning You will not be able to put it down once you start There are two story lines in the narrative the current time in the book and Joseph s early life and the conditions which led to him enlisting in the army I was so pleased to read that the author is writing about his early family The story is captivating and the reader ...

  4. Diane Moyle says:

    I have read and enjoyed Mr Shipman s first novel, Constantinopolis, so I was very anxious to read this one He did not disappoint Going Home is based on the life of his great great grandparents, Joseph and Lucy Forsyth It is actually two stories in one, with Joseph being the common denominator The first story involves Joseph when he is injured during the Civil War in the trenches at the battle for Petersburg It follows his recovery and the complicated lives of his nurse and doctor The se I have read and enjoyed Mr Shipman s first novel, Constantinopolis, so I wa...

  5. Dianna says:

    I won this from Good Reads Giveaways Thank you I didn t realize this novel was based on a true story until I was well immersed in it Written by the main character s great great great nephew, it toggles back and forth from Joseph s early years, coming to America with his parents and the events that led him to join the army in the Civil War He is a hard worker and admired by his peers An all around nice guy.The story line is interesting and kept me engaged For awhile...

  6. Rosita Sanchez says:

    A Must Read Book I read this book and wept tears of sadness several times I felt the abandonment and betrayal of Joseph both as a boy and later as a man I felt the burdens placed on him as he took on the responsibility of caring for his dad and his step mum and step sister the losses he had and I rejoiced to see him overcome all the challenges that surrounded him and I am humbled and in awe to have shared his life even though it is only through the printed media I A Must Read Book I read this book and wept tears of sadness several times I felt the abandonmen...

  7. Judy says:

    I was fascinated by this book I loved that there were two story lines going on the current time in the book and then both Joseph s early life and the circumstances that led him to enlist in the army To find out the author has a very personal interest in the characters makes it even be...

  8. Meryl Duprey says:

    A poignant emotional portrayal of the Irish immigrant experience in 19th century America The story follows the true events of Joseph Forsythe s life, following his journey from Ireland to America and culminating in his Civil War history.I fo...

  9. Chrissy Van Der Laan says:

    this is an amazingly touching historical story there is soo much hardship but also happiness great losses and only minor gains i enjoyed this book greatly and would highly recommend.

  10. Peggy says:

    James Shipman is one of my new favorite authors This is the second book of his I have read Going Home is a Civil War story mixed in with family connections Joseph is brought to the United States as a young boy from Ireland On his voyage here his father gives Joseph to a man whom he owed money to in a card game as payment Joseph lived a very hard life while growing up as an indentured servant The family whom he lived with began to love him but mostly for his work ethic He left this family James Shipman is one of my new favorite authors This is the second book of his I have read Going Home is a Civil War story mixed in with family connections Joseph is brought to the United States as a young boy from Ireland On his voyage here his father gives Joseph to a man whom he owed money to in a card game as payment Joseph lived a very hard life while growing up as an indentured servant The family whom he lived with began to love him but mostly for his work ethic He left this family and encountered many obstacles in his life He searched for his mother and father and found them but his mother had died and his father had remarried Joseph found out he had a step sister whom he grew ...

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