Time Is the Oven (Paperback)

By Richard Sharp

Createspace, 9781480036406, 272pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2012


About the Author

Richard Sharp confesses to being a member of the "Silent Generation," the subject of his recent acclaimed contemporary novel, The Duke Don't Dance. Born in the early 1940s into a farming family who had migrated from Missouri to Oklahoma and to rural Colorado during the Dust Bowl, he traveled east as a young adult to receive degrees from Harvard and Princeton Universities. His writing is enriched from career experiences across America and in some four dozen countries, spanning the Vietnam War era through the present. Following years in the Washington, DC area as an international development and transport consultant, with assignments mainly in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the former Soviet Union, Mr Sharp now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Writers Network and the Charlotte Writers Club. Sharp was the youngest child in a large family with both parents born in 19th century Missouri, their history forming a starting point for Jacob's Cellar and Time is the Oven, tales or rural protagonists in the fringes of the South. The great grandson of three Civil War soldiers (two Union, one Confederate) and another grandfather displaced by the great conflict, Sharp explores the Civil War's impact on ordinary men and women caught up in the war and its aftereffects.