The Truth of Who You Are
by Sheila Myers

Publication Date: April 28, 2022
Black Rose Writing

Genre: Historical Fiction



When his family is plunged into poverty during the Great Depression, Ben Taylor takes a job with the US Civilian Conservation Corps developing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A tragic accident puts him in a dilemma: does he let someone else take the fall for what he did so he can keep his position? The repercussions of his decision plague him all the way to the Battle of the Bulge in World War II where Ben is reunited with an old friend from his time with the Corps. Inspired by actual events and the people who once lived in the Smoky Mountains before it became a National Park, this saga explores how people use stories to hide uncomfortable truths.

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​”An affecting tale of a man’s odyssey and an astute peek into a troubled time.” -Kirkus Reviews

“With meticulous attention to detail, this book provides a window into a lost way of life and explores the accomplishments of the US Civilian Conservation Corps. An emotional tale of family and resiliency, this is a quiet book that will stay with the reader long after the final page.” -Rebecca Hodge, author of Over the Falls

“Drawing her inspiration from true life stories from the Great Smokies, she tells a tale that conveys the subtle, nonlinear, organic drama of human life.” – David Williams, author of When the English Fall

About the Author

Sheila Myers is an award-winning author and college professor in Upstate New York. Her penchant for research and meanderings through the wilderness, lakes, mountains, and vistas (and the occasional trip to a cemetery) in the U.S. and abroad, inspire her novels and short stories. She is adapting her stories to screenplays.

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