“Witty, warm and wacky–a spiritual journey of self-discover”
“The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes offers us slices of classic Americana lovingly transformed by the spirit of Welsh storytelling. It is the spiritual odyssey of a woman finding her way back to faith. Her journey is touching, amusing, and at times hilarious.”
–Rev. Timothy Vaverek, S.T.D., Christian Writer
“Witty, wacky, zany–this is a postmodern romp which astonishes with moments of spiritual wisdom and provocative piety.”
–David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities, Baylor University, Author, Houses of the Interpreter and People of the Book
In The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes, author H.R. Jakes offers a fictionalized account of Elaine’s life, telling a variety of stories that involve a romantic ride in an old-fashioned car, a frightening cheese plate, a magic sword, and a cross-dressing monkey. Her story is not one, but many as she humorously reveals time and again how connected her own narrative is to that of her Welsh forebears. During the journey, Elaine, a school teacher in the vivacious and eccentric community of New Hope, Pennsylvania, gains not only an appreciation of the world but also of her heritage, herself, and God.
“funny, sometimes tragic”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Sara
The stories of Elaine’s life are entertaining, funny, sometimes tragic. Through it all there is a larger journey at hand, one we all grapple with, “Is there a God out there and, if so, how do we encounter Him? Elaine’s path was probably not typical but in the end that does not matter. Elaine found her peace and had a rollicking time on the way.
About the Author
HR Jakes writes the Curious Autobiography series. Of Welsh descent, he speaks mulitple languages, rides a bike, and has a Great Dane. His blog “Commonplace Thoughts of a Residual Welshman” can be found at www.curiousautobiography.com/blog/.