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As Summer Dies

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From the author of Forrest Gump comes the story of Willie Croft, a small townLouisiana lawyer who doesn't ask much of life. When oil is discovered on landheld by black sharecroppers, Bienville's ascendancy mounts its challenge--andWillie discovers, at long last, the power of courage, love and the right kindof dreams. Reprint.
Published November 1st 1982 by Berkley (first published 1980)
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Dec 02, 2013 Sharon Archer rated it really liked it
"much like to kill a mockingbird"....that is what is on the cover. I take these blurbs with a serious grain of salt. Except for being a bit more gritty, I agree! A pool buddy lent it to me and I very much recommend this read....
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Sep 11, 2015 Shar Wallis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable summer read.
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Enjoyable novel by "Forrest Gump" author tells the story of a middling lawyer in a Southern town in 1959 who doesn't quite fit in until he becomes involved in a case in which he represents the have-nots against the haves. However, his identity crisis runs through the entire story — even to the last page. The novel appears to have a bit of an identity crisis itself, being part lawyer/courtroom drama, part action story, part romance, but it's not a bad blend.
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Winston Groom is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film in 1994. Groom was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he attended University Military School (now known as UMS-Wright Preparatory School). He attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the Army ROTC, and ...more
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