Kilpatrick to bankruptcy, Detroit has been cast in a bad light
over the years under the acronym CCPI: crime, corruption, politics,
Scheffler's The Sugar House, you may think Detroit was
always violent with stories of the mob, police officers on the
take, and illegal bootlegging. However, once I began reading the
book, I remembered being on a boat with my family going to Boblo
Island -- which was a lifetime ago!
the 'Roaring Twenties' in the Prohibition era, the book followed
Joe, a young boy who supports his Polish family by running booze
for the Sugar House, where he finds a friend in Cappie. He also
encounters Babe Ruth, aka 'The Georgia Peach' for the Detroit
Tigers, and movie star Gary Cooper, who will cement his iconic
status as Marshal Will Kane in the 1952 classic Western "High
Sugar House, the author Scheffler shows us what Detroit was
like during its heyday as a booming metropolitan city, as well
as giving us an unknown desire of simpler times through the eyes
of Joe in terms of family, friends, faith, playing baseball, going
to Tigers Stadium, where I only went one game with my cousins
and their parents on a Saturday night -- another lifetime ago!
Sugar House is literally such a sweet recommendation for
anyone still having engines roaring for the Motor City.
RATING: 5 stars out of 5
Sugar House is
available in bookstores everywhere.
/ Publisher: Jean Scheffler / Released: February 10, 2014 / Paperback:
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