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Kate’s 2¢: “The Demmies” by Ann Kathleen Parsons

“The Demmies” by Ann Kathleen Parsons
Kate’s 2¢: There is a plethora of in-depth biographies of authors and reviews of their books, that state the title, author, published date, and genre; as well as, describing what the book is about, setting, and character(s), so, Kate’s 2¢ merely shares my thoughts about what I read. I’m just saying…

I read a book excerpt about “The Demmies” in the ‘Magnets and Ladders’ e-magazine in 2017 and have met the author, so I was happy to be able to down-load an accessible copy from BookShare.
It is a long story with, of course, a happy ending for the Demmies. I’d love to have Jeeves at my beck and call, as well as, the YMCA-like field house attached to my home. Alas, it would take up too much from for ‘big people’. It’s just right for the Demmies, who had to put up with horrible conditions while the unscrupleless Dr. did unspeakable experiments on each of the Demmies.
As an Amazon reviewer mentions, this story is loaded with many admonishments about right and wrong, ethical and moral, what is helpful and what is not. It gives one, who has a sense of social justice, a lot of points to ponder.
From https://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons:
About the Author Ann Kathleen Parsons was born in 1953 in Olean, New York. She attended Elmira College, where she received a B.A. in English Education. She continued her studies at St. Bonaventure University, where she received an M.S. in Guidance and Personnel.
From an Amazon reviewer: A reader can enjoy the novel for the story, but the author also weaves in thoughts about having the courage to do what is right, the importance of community, the need for freedom, self-expression, independence, and respect, and the value of giving back to others.

From BookShare:
The Demmies: A Novel
Ann K. Parsons
9781979572460
2017
Literature and Fiction, Parenting and Family, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Synopsis
The demmies were the public’s darlings, but they led a double life. By day, they posed for pictures, were guests on TV shows, and helped to increase knowledge about genetic engineering by taking part in scientific experiments. By night, they faced Dr. Albert Lud’s unauthorized experiments and his torture. Was there something better for the genetically engineered, foot-high humans? Could they escape? If they did, could they find food, shelter, and freedom from the ogre who tormented them? Could they trust any of the “big folk” to help them? These were some of the questions that kept Alex Kenyon awake at night. His daughter Ruth wondered what made a human being. Was it size? Was it intelligence? Was it belief in God? What made her know she was a human being, even though only nine inches tall? This is the story of how Alex’s and Ruth’s questions are answered.

Submitted By:
Evan Reese
Proofread By:
Lissi
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