Harold William Thorpe
Stories of our Grandparents. Stories for our Grandchildren.
This series by Wisconsin author Harold William Thorpe is an “epic tale of a bygone era.” In turns riveting and wistful, the books tell the story of the O’Shaughnessy family pursuing their dreams and overcoming adversities with determination and grace.
An award-winning, heartwarming family saga with charming cast of characters that readers will love.
Cousin Wayne Paull faced more challenges than most people during his ninety years on this earth, but he never let life’s difficulties beat him down. He “rolled with the punches” and responded with a smile on his face. If you approached him feeling “out of sorts,” it was impossible to feel down for long. I’ve recorded a few of his sayings that reflect his positive view of living.
I’d read all the Tarzan stories, but I didn’t have a forest with trees to climb and vines to swing on—not until I visited my Aunt Anne and Uncle Earl’s farm near Ridgeway. They had a forest, and they let me play in it, too.
Real Life Characters
The O’Shaughnessy Chronicles are a fictionalized account of my family’s history in rural Wisconsin. The Good Friends Storybooks were written for my grandchildren and are also inspired by real people and events. Meet some of the real life people who inspired the characters in my books.
About the Author
Harold William Thorpe grew up in southwest Wisconsin and spent many happy hours at his and his relatives’ farms. It wasn’t until retirement that he decided to fictionalize his mother’s memoirs. The result is the award winning O’Shaughnessy Chronicles. In addition he has written 4 children’s books, one for each of his grandchildren: The Good Friends Storybooks.
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