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Plowin' Newground.

Plowin' Newground

Jerry W. Brown

Dry Bayou Press

161 Linda Marie Lane, Panama City Beach, FL 32407

0970557523 $21.95 1-580-230-5905

Set in rural 1950s Louisiana, Jerry Brown's debut novel Plowin' Newground chronicles the life of George "Jickie" Jennings, a civilian physicist with NORAD who returns to his family roots to nurse his estranged ailing father with whom he has not spoken for the past seventeen years. This is a striking saga of racial, familial, and personal relationships in the South during a time when things were on the cusp of change including a drive civil rights with the inevitable backlash by the Ku Klux Klan. Plowin' Newground tells how two families and a love affair are destroyed by racial hatred. But in the end, this is a story of reconciliation, change, and renewal. A deftly written and historically backgrounded novel that will remain with the reader long after it is finished, Plowin' Newground is confidently recommended for public library collections.
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Date:Mar 1, 2005
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