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I grew up in Jacksonville, FL, on the St. John’s river. Somewhat of a Huck Finn childhood. Most afternoons were spent mullet fishing, canoeing, pegging cars with overripe tangerines—it really got fun when the red tail lights lit and the reverse gears ground metal on metal, or the backyard Superbowl which we replayed most everyday. Through high school, football was my life. School was the avenue that allowed me to play. I walked on at Georgia Tech in 1999 and played one year under Bobby Ross—until I got hurt, cracking a vertebrae in my back and they carried me off. Transferred to Florida State and tried to become a student. Eventually landed in the English department after escaping Accounting with a “D.” I was de-lighted. After graduation, I ...more


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Where the River Ends (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: An excerpt from my new novel

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date: September 03, 2008 12:00PM
location: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH, The United States
description: I'll be reading from and talking about my new book, Where the River Ends, which comes out on July 15.
"Chapter 1

MAY 30
I climbed the final step into my studio, sniffed the dank fireplace and wondered how long it would take an errant flame to consume everything in here. Minutes I should think. Arms folded, I leaned against the wall and stared at all th..." Read more of this chapter »
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“Never judge someone by their relatives.”
Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies

“Reese, your books might not tell you this, so I will. Every heart has two parts, the part that pumps and the part that loves. If you’re going to spend your life fixing broken hearts, then learn about both. You can’t just fix one with no concern for the other. ”
Charles Martin

“Love has its own communication. It's the language of the heart, while it has never been transcribed, has no alphabet, and can't be heard or spoken by voice, it is used by every human on the planet. It is written on our souls, scripted by the finger of God, and we can hear, understand, and speak it with perfection long before we open our eyes for the first time.”
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message 2: by Norma

Norma Charles,
Chasing Fireflies is the best book I've read this year thus far! Have not written my review yet but I will~

Wrapped in Rain: A Novel is next on my list but I'll read The Dead Don't Dance first as that is available on Kindle!!

Thanks
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Wanda Congratulations on your Christy award for Chasing Fireflies!! I loved it!!!


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