Tales of Wonder from the Garden State
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Tales of Wonder from the Garden State

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Forget the New Jersey you think you know - the one crying out from over-development, heavy with strip malls, suburbs and the Jersey Turnpike. Travel back to the Garden State of Debbie Jones' youth. It's a place where peaches and lemons are free for the picking, a place where barefoot kids run in packs with local dogs, a place for the evening edition, the tire swing, the ra...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published February 28th 2011 by Dora Mae Productions - www.doramae.com
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Jul 19, 2011 stormhawk rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I have issues with New Jersey.

I live in Pennsylvania.

Just a river away.

New Jersey lets me come in for free.

And charges me a ransom to leave.

Now I have four more reasons to distrust New Jersey.

Debbie Jones short stories touch the heart of the horror that is New Jersey. Even when you know right where the story is going, you follow along, enjoying the ride, like a perfect day on the Atlantic City Expressway, without traffic. You know you're heading for the beach, and it's not surprising when y...more
All of these stories could be movies. This book absolutely transports you to the time and place of small towns. Deeply visual and compelling, the characters jump right out of the book at me. Not only could these eerie tales be NJ, they could be anywhere.
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After Debbie Jones retired from teaching, her daughter, Rebecca, suggested what became after a year of work: TALES OF WONDER FROM THE GARDEN STATE. Jones is a produced playwright in New York City. Throughout her years in theatre, the beginnings of her short stories collected in the back of an old file cabinet. Writing these short stories gave Jones a freedom to explore place she hadn’t found in...more
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