Thursday 27 August 2020

Check out Bill Mathis' fabulous book — The Rooming House Diaries - Life, Love & Secrets #HistoricalFiction #LGBTQ @billmathiswrit1

The Rooming House Diaries - Life, Love & Secrets
 By Bill Mathis

Six diaries and some correspondence are found in an old Chicago rooming house. The diaries span the 20th century. Written by the immigrants who built the place in 1887, their children and several roomers, they tell the stories of everyday people struggling, surviving and succeeding at life amidst the historical backdrop of World Wars I & II, the Great Depression, prejudice, demographic changes in the Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood, and epidemics, including AIDS. It's rich, deep, at times raw, yet shows the humanity, spirit and love of family, both blood related and non-DNA.

It's a novel of changing times and attitudes; family secrets covered up for over one hundred years; religious, ethnic and gender prejudice; the changes in Chicago, a neighborhood and our nation; the joys of diversity and the richness of our society, warts and all.

The Coffee Pot Book Club


Highly Recommended

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The Rooming House Diaries

Bill Mathis

Bill Mathis won the 2019 Pencraft Runner Up award for Family Fiction. Bill began writing after he retired from careers in YMCA camping and foster care. His books involve family, warts and all, usually some LGBTQ characters, diversity and non-DNA family. He resides in Beloit, Wisconsin and enjoys writing, reading, volunteering and traveling.

Connect with Bill: Website • Twitter • Facebook • Goodreads.

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