Place Published: Braddock, PA
Publisher: Braddock Avenue Books
Date Published: 2022
Working on a broad dramatic canvas, Jewel Thomas’s new novel, Abandoned in the Lions’ Den, takes the reader on a heady rollercoaster ride through the most influential events of the twentieth century African-American experience—the Great Migration, the Depression, World War II, and the cultural revolution of the 1960s—a crucible that can’t help but challenge even the stoutest hearts.
For the Davis family, living in the largely integrated community of Herminie, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh, a strong religious faith is their defense against poverty, racism, and the changing morals of the developing century. This is particularly true of the youngest son Daniel who, guided by the example of his mother’s prayerful devotion, looks to the biblical story of his namesake to guide him through the “lions’ den” of life’s trials and tribulations.
Often funny, always tender, Abandoned in the Lions’ Den will remind everyone of the joyful consolations of family and faith.