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Cane and Able

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Some people called them Cane & Able, but to Justin they were just Dad and Abe, two of the greatest men in his life... Remember how you felt when you were learning how to drive? You were nervous. You were scared. Your heart raced and your mouth was dry. You were so afraid of failure, you almost called it quits. It's the summer of '59 and young Justin Cane is learning to ...more
Paperback, second, 300 pages
Published April 30th 2010 by Lulu (first published August 19th 2008)
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This book is full of likable characters and interesting relationships. Characters are clearly good or clearly evil. There really isn't too much in between. Even Pete who struggles with alcohol is clearly good. He's just gotten a bad lot in life.
I enjoyed reading this book as a story of good vs. evil. At the end of the day good wins out, but along the way evil has a few victories. Much of this novel is dialogue which makes it easy to read and flowing. What isn't dialogue is either story telling b
Eva Leger
Apr 26, 2009 Eva Leger rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thinking fiction lovers
Recommended to Eva by: the author
Shelves: b-fiction, keepers
What do I say about this book? Hmmm..I guess I should admit that I didn't expect to like it nearly as much as I ended up liking it. I fell in love with the characters from the start- it's not very often you read a book where all of the characters are well formed- as in this book.
The story line, while reading the back of the book did peak my curiosity, didn't really due justice to the real story. The story is about so, so much more than what the description gives away. This is definitely one of
2ND BOOK WON ON GOODREADS. Very Good Story. You become "attached" to the main characters quickly. The book is filled with it stays fresh. I could hardly put the book down. Surprisingly enough, none of the main characters die. Most Authors love to kill off at least one of the "good guys."

That said, the book did need a bit of clarity...Many lesser characters die - and do so suddenly. The time period is a bit muddied. The book is deeply steeped in race issues, yet The Villian's race is
Interesting story in some parts, but more violence than I could handle.
Won this on First Reads. I have mixed feelings about this book. It took me so long to read it due to my hectic work schedule, but I finally finished it. The character development was good; I felt like I knew Able and Justin. The characters were likeable in a sense that they were clear-cut. The good guys and villians were easy to distinguish. With that being said, I wasn't expecting all the violence that occurred. I kinda figured I was gonna read more of a To Kill a Mockingbird southern tale, but ...more
This was a really good read. The characters came alive and I became totally engrossed in Cheek's tale.

I would say a 4.5 star book!

This was a win from the Good Reads Contest page.
Won this on first reads.

Very well described characters. Well written.
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Jul 27, 2009 Felicia A is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Starting this one so I can get it back to the person it belongs to!
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Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, in 1950, Stephen Cheek finished high school in 1968, later attended Mississippi State University and graduated in 1972 with a degree in landscape architecture. For sixteen years he was in private practice designing commercial and residential projects throughout Mississippi. In 1988, he joined his father’s highway construction firm.

He lives with his wife Sherrie in t
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