|About the Book|
Nineteen year-old Doug Stevens is in love with his career at radio station KABA, and with his childhood sweetheart, Barbara Ann Walcott, and cant imagine life without either. Stevens also wonders whether he can get thought the weeks leading up toMoreNineteen year-old Doug Stevens is in love with his career at radio station KABA, and with his childhood sweetheart, Barbara Ann Walcott, and cant imagine life without either. Stevens also wonders whether he can get thought the weeks leading up to the wedding, considering the unbearable weight of virginity placed on his shoulders by a determined Barbara Ann.Set in an unidentified location in the late 50s, this nostalgic, fictional excursion back into a much simpler time is boldly painted with a brush generously dipped in humor and sadness. It was a time in history when pot was a word used to describe a cooking utensil, and Coke was something you got from a machine after depositing a nickle. The Korean Conflict had ended, and the Viet Nam one hadnt yet gotten into full swing. Sputnik circled the earth beeping out its reminder that the Russians were a threat to our safety, two people could enjoy a steak dinner at the Hilltop Restaurant for less than ten bucks, and then drive home on twenty cent a gallon gasoline.The unforgettable characters that influence their quest for the perfect relationship are not unlike some of the people youll remember from your own past, except that most of the characters youll find in the pages of KABA are your neighbors who were the sportscasters, and the disk jockeys, and the twin sisters who drove the amphibious car across the river each morning to get to work.The author began writing late in life, and is a retired business executive from the Midwest. Its only a co-incidence that he just happened to be a radio announcer when he was nineteen, and although he didnt marry his childhood sweetheart, he and his wife have been married for fifty-two years. In 1959, they drove their 57 Chevy to their honeymoon location. But thats where the similarities between the book and the author part company.KABA 1330 is a delightfully written novel that will leave you wanting more.