Herman: 1940s Lonely Hearts Search Chickenhouse Chronicles, Book I (PDF)
Affield reconstructs his stepfather’s early life, war experience, and Herman’s four year search for a wife, culminating in the tragic discovery of the author’s mother. After WWII Herman returned to his farm with a dream and PTSD. December 1945 he received The Exchange, a mail-order bride catalogue. In 1949 he discovered Barbara in Cupid’s Columns.