The Upside Of Hunger Extras
I’m writing with a joyful heart to tell you about Ayden, pictured here along with the Thank You card he sent me.
Judge’s Commentary: What a wonderful read. From the very beginning, you brought me right into the story and showed Adam’s strong personality, and his will to overcome difficulties. I was enthralled by your descriptions of what he went through during the war. You created a vivid, emotional story that spanned most of the 20th century…
The Upside of Hunger, a true story based on the early life of a man who has been a resident of BC since 1951, has been evaluated and approved for use in high schools, and is now listed on the BC Erac site here. The novel chronicles the life of Adam Baumann, from his childhood in eastern Hungary through his teenage years and involvement in WW2 as a teen soldier, and on to his immigration to Canada as a young adult, and the life he built in BC…
FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR of The Upside of Hunger — The team of horses was standing in the shade of the barn, still attached to the wagon and glistening with sweat. Good! He wasn’t too late to take them to the pond to cool off. Out of the corner of his eye, he spotted his mom behind the house, draping fresh laundry over the sagging clothesline…
About The Author
Roxi Harms is a first-born, bossy, type A, recovering businesswoman. After a fast-paced career at a multi-national software company and then operating a highly successful consulting firm she co-founded, she surrendered to the pull of the written word, succumbing to a life-long affliction whose first symptom was begging her grade one teacher for more reading and writing homework.
At eight, she inquired earnestly of her mom what jobs she could get when she grew up, that would pay her to read all day. Born into a remote Mennonite community in northern British Columbia, Canada, she spent her childhood surrounded by hardworking farmers and loggers, then completed high school in a slightly bigger nearby community of some 2,000 residents before curiosity about the world beyond the horizon, and hunger for bigger challenges drew her away. But the grounding of that simple childhood has never faded, and the increasing complexity of the world continually strengthens her appreciation of those early years.
Roxi loves nothing more than the joy of discovery, whether it be exploring distant shores or losing herself in a story well told, curled up with a book in the creaky old swinging chair on the porch of her cabin on Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia, Canada. Find out about Roxi’s storytelling at www.roxiharms.com.
All profits will be directed to the Adam Baumann & Roxi Harms scholarship fund, benefiting kids with promise, who can't afford tuition.