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The Acorn Plan: A Novel

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Open The Acorn Plan and listen to its sad, comic chorus of Southern voices, and to the story of Billy Riley, a brooding, reckless young man struggling to resolve the competing claims of love, loyalty, and ambition.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 17th 1989 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 1st 1988)
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This was the book handed to me when I interviewed for a job at a bookstore in DC. The manager said my reaction to the book would decide whether I got the job. He was weird, but I got the job and loved the book.
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One of my all time favorite novels, I sometimes drive through parts of Cumberland County and wonder if Billy Riley ever truly shook the sand from his shoes and got the Cape Fear water out of his blood.
Mark Powell
As a native of Cumberland County, NC, this book so accurately describes that sandy place in the world that others need not try.
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