A Year in the Company of Freaks + Giveaway



Book Details:

Book Title: A Year in the Company of Freaks by Teresa Neumann
Category: Adult Fiction, 515 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: All's Well House
Release date: Dec 21, 2015
Tour dates: Sept 11 to 29, 2017
Content Rating: PG + M (Little violence and profanity, no f-words, no sex, but some drug use)

Book Description:

It's 1972 and a seismic clash-of-cultures is rattling northern California. In the redneck town of Trinity Springs, rumors of hippies migrating up from San Francisco have residents bracing for an invasion. When Italian-American hometown boy and Berkeley graduate Sid Jackson is busted for growing pot on his deceased parents' farm, locals suspect the assault has begun. Will a crazy deferral program devised by the sheriff keep Sid out of prison? Or will a house full of eccentric strangers, a passionate love interest, and demons from his past be his undoing?

A "disarmingly appealing" tale of discrimination, transformation and restoration, Freaks is bursting with intrigue, drama, comic relief and romance. Reviewers agree this five-star, coming-of-age classic "very much reflects the attitude and mood of the times."

Praise for A Year in the Company of Freaks:

“This coming of age story will draw the reader right in. Teresa Neumann demonstrates how much she values relationships in her writing … a precious skill. I held my breath all the way through to the final few pages. Five stars!” — The San Francisco Book Review

“As it relates to the complicated clash of culture and counterculture, Freaks acts as an authentic, strongly Seventies book. Northern California works as a strong presence in the novel that is vivid and omnipresent, but never overwhelming. Sure to intrigue and entertain, Freaks will have its digs in you before you realize how involved you’ve become.” — The Manhattan Book Review

To read more reviews, please visit Teresa Neumann's page in iRead Book Tours.

My Review

If you are looking for a smash hit book to read, than, look no further than A Year in the Company of Freaks! This was one of the easiest books for me to read. Instantly, I was transported back in time. A time before I was born but it was like I was there. Everyone was great from Sid to Sheriff Otis Skinner and his wife, Pearlie, as well as the rest of the gang: Ketch, Mika, Eliza, and Woolf. They were all so easy to connect with including Ketch. He had some rough edges that needed smoothed over in the beginning but he really was a nice guy. In fact, it was actually the people of Trinity Springs that brought the negative vibes. Instantly, they were judging Sid for his physical appearance; even though he had came from Trinity Springs. I guess some things don't change like today's society. Yet, we should change for the better.

Otis and Pearlie did steal some of the lime light from the gang. This is only because they were so kind and personable. Everyone could not help but fall in love with this couple. Despite all of their different personalities, Sid, Mika, Ketch, Eliza, and Woolf were like one big family. As I said prior, this is not only a smash hit book but if you came from this era growing up or love a good book with fully developed characters, you will fall in love with this book.

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About the Author:

Author of highly-acclaimed "A Year in the Company of Freaks," Teresa was raised in a large Midwest family and now lives in Oregon. She is also the author of "Bianca's Vineyard," and its sequel, "Domenico's Table." Both books are based on the true stories of her husband's Italian family in Tuscany. In addition to enjoying family, writing, reading, meeting her readers, wine tasting, traveling, and all things Italian, Teresa loves playing the fiddle with other musicians.

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Teresa N said…
Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to read my book and giving it such a wonderful review! -- Teresa Neumann

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