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Book Description

Edward Keck, the youngest of five first-generation German-American children, endures an impoverished childhood due to his father’s desertion and his mother’s poor health during the WWII era. He and two brothers face difficulties while temporarily boarded in a New York orphanage. Returning home to Long Island, Edward and his next older brother Ernst share dangerous but often thrilling adventures. Their activities included pursuing in a row boat the oil tankers in the shipping lane, facing neighborhood bullies, fort building, surviving hurricanes, fires, and more. In his struggle to find his place in the world, Edward learns about prejudice, sacrifice, self-confidence, and love while supported by strong family bonds and two devoted neighbors.

Author’s Biography

Edward Keck spent four years as an Air Force Electronics Technician and Radio Operator. He acquired an A.A.S. degree in Electrical Technology in New York and a B.S. degree in Business Management from Rollins College in Florida.

Initially he worked as a Field Service Technician in Pennsylvania, then he relocated to New York to start a career in technical writing. He was promoted from Junior Technical Writer to Technical Publications Supervisor and Logistics Manager. His career spanned 41 years in New York, California, and Florida, where he settled and is now semi-retired. A published author of Technical Writing for Private Industry, he created and taught two quarter semesters on Technical Writing for Florida Institute of Technology. He created and presented an extensive series of lectures on the “history of the New Testament Canon” and on the “Dead Sea Scrolls”, and “The writings of Flavius Josephus.” Ed periodically works as a technical editor, and is a member of both the Space Coast Writers’ Guild in Melbourne, Florida, and a Writers’ Critique Group.

Island Park: A Memoir was a contender for the Pulitzer Prize in 2015.

Readers’ Reviews

Readership for Island Park Adults and High School Students.

BIO026000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
JNF002000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Adventures & Adventuers

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ISBN 978-0-9829647-2-9
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Binding: Perfect
Soft Cover
5.5" x 8.5" x 3/4"
352 pages

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