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Book Title: The Kudzu Kid|
The author of the book: Darrell Laurant
ISBN 13: 9781940192659
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 857 KB
Edition: Koehler Books
Date of issue: October 1st 2014
Read full description of the books The Kudzu Kid:Sometimes falling from grace in the big league newspaper industry can teach a lesson in valuing the simpler things in life. Eddie Fogarty had it all a top position at a high profile newspaper, but a twist of fate landed him in the unemployment line, still arrogant, but determined to return to the industry he knows so well. Taking up in a small town where everyone knows everyone else, high school achievements are big news, who has the best pie at the county fair, Eddie is feeling what is happening around him fails to incite newsworthy events and is determined to turn this weekly paper into a clone of the “big boys.” When serious conflicts between presenting the news and his personal feeling suddenly arise, Eddie is caught between forging ahead or finding his conscience again. Organized crime is attempting to buy up property to open a new landfill and the new Eddie has decided uncovering this deeply buried secret is worth risking everything for the town he has learned to feel at home in.
The Kudzu Kid by Darrell Laurant is a bittersweet journey for its main character as he learns to value the human side behind every story, cherish friendships not based on power or politics. Eddie realizes that a truly successful life doesn’t come with a corner office, gold nameplate and “friends” who would throw you to the wolves in a heartbeat for a chance to be on top.
Darrel l Laurant has solidly nailed the small town feel as he builds his world around a man who fits in about as well as a square peg in a round hole. Charming characters abound as the townsfolk come to life with each page. This is not a fast-paced thriller, this is a journey of change and dealing with real-life people who find value in all that happens around them. This truly is a tale to be enjoyed and even smirk at when the big city guy meets his match in Smalltown, America.
I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
Publisher: Koehler Books
Print Length: 278 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Reviewed for: http://tometender.blogspot.com
Read information about the authorI retired in 2013 after 30 years as the local columnist for the News & Advance, a mid-sized daily newspaper in Lynchburg, VA, then moved to Lake George, NY. There, my wife and I are taking care of my 90-year-old mother, and I'm reinventing myself as a freelance writer and author. My first novel, "The Kudzu Kid," came out last October, centered on a weekly newspaper in a fictional Virginia county. My latest project is "Snowflakes in a Blizzard," a free writers' service designed to lift authors out of the blizzard of books currently on the marketplace and give them some one-on-time with visitors to the blog. Born in North Carolina, I grew up ion Syracuse, NY and graduated from Belmont Abbey College. I previously published two non-fiction books -- "Even Here," and "A City Unto Itself," and I'm currently working on "Inspiration Street," a non-fiction books about two city blocks in Lynchburg that are incredibly rich in African American history.
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