Genre:Caribbean Literature, Literature
Life in the Little Wooden House is a deeply touching and inspiring story, filled with victory and defeat. Struggle and hope. Love lost and new beginnings. Tragedy and joy.
- Hardcover: No
- Publisher: NA
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 978-1-949873-63-4
- Dimensions: NA
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Carlos Dillon –
Life In The Little Wooden House
One word kept resonating in my mind as I devoured every word of this book. It is CATHARSIS. In LIFE IN THE LITTLE WOODEN HOUSE the author was able to release her pent-up emotions, thereby providing relief to herself and thus allowing herself to rise and soar on wings like an eagle.
The revelations in her stories are steeped in innocence and truth. The clarity of her thought process is awesome. Charmaine’s writing style and her use of language make reading very easy and draw you into the narrative as it unfolds. I am fortunate to know the terrain and some of the main players in the story and this allowed me to follow the chronology of events with perfection.
This LIFE IN THE LITTLE WOODEN HOUSE is truly an enthralling exposé that will capture your imagination and leave a lasting impression on your mind.
I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to all and sundry.
Hummingbird Medal (Gold),
B.Sc. Hotel and Tourism Management (Ryerson University, Canada)
Gilma Caines –
The author of Life in the Little wooden House, Charmaine Powder, presents a picturesque description of the customs and culture on the island of Tobago during the sixties and seventies. Reading this book is taking a trip down memory lane. Visiting this house is a never-to-be-forgotten experience. An open house, open arms and open hearts. The book also affords the reader an insight into the experiences, both good and bad, that the author encountered from childhood through teen years and even into adult life. This book is now one of my treasures.
Jazad Ali –
Growing up in the Caribbean in the 1960s … A riveting coming of age story – a true page turner!
I read this book all in one sitting. It’s a true page turner with a surprise end. Now, don’t go flipping to the back! Savor the story of Charmaine’s life as it should be appreciated, one page at a time.
Ms Powder’s descriptions of life in 60s is as vivid as me taking a time machine back to the days of boiling the Christmas ham and playing in the streets at night. Her Christmas morning chapter is my fave …
This book is truly an outpouring of the heart … My emotions were all a roller coaster ride as I read it from cover to cover in one sitting.
Long after I finished reading, i kept thinking about the characters and possible alternate endings if only some events could have been tweaked in the middle … To get the reader to truly care, is the hallmark of great literary work!
This is indeed one of the better coming of age books that i have read. Well done Charmaine Powder … looking forward to seeing more of your work …
CAVEAT: While researching ‘The Disney Film Heritage of Tobago’, Charmaine Powder made contact with me. It was truly serendipitous how we met! Charmaine’s story is so intricately interwoven with Swiss Family Robinson that I ended up going back down the rabbit hole to dig deeper into Disney’s stay on the island of Tobago.
Jazad N. Ali
B.Sc. Ag. (UWI), Dip Ag Ed. (ECIAF), Cert IT Ed. (UWI), M.ED. (MSVU).
Coauthor of Machine Cancellations of Trinidad and Tobago (with Ron Wike).
Coauthor of “The Disney Film Heritage of Tobago Swiss Family Robinson’ (with Clement G. Williams).
Member of the Tobago Writers Guild.