“Midwestern Journal” by Howard Doughty is Released

“Midwestern Journal” by Howard Doughty is Released


Mark Twain captivated readers in the late 1800s with the crazy adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Over a century later, a new author has emerged with a similar style and commentary to offer.

In his new book, "Midwestern Journal," author Howard Doughty debuts his Twain-like writing style. The read is easy and humor witty-matching the subtle satire that Twain used in his social commentaries.

The epistolary novel follows the life of Edward Ellis as he discovers the truths of Midwestern life. His journal entries contrast those of his great-grandmother, who grew up in a simpler, happier time in the Midwest years earlier. Edward travels to New York only to return to the Midwest. He finally realizes that the content community in which he grew up is only memories.

Nostalgia is present throughout the novel and is accompanied by symbolism of the Midwest's maturation and decline. The book expresses the effects that modern technology, morals and depersonalization have had on a once fulfilling Midwestern lifestyle.

"Midwestern Journal"
By: Howard Doughty
ISBN: 978-1-4669-7815-7
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Trafford Publishing online bookstores.

About the author
Howard Doughty works as an architectural photographer across the United States. He currently resides in Bay Village, Ohio. This is his first book.

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