Oscar Patton

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Oscar Patton is a graduate of Berry College, the University of Tennessee, and Florida State University. A retired college professor of literature and composition, he now spends his days at his writing place on the family farm near Ambrose, Georgia.

A Place To Call Home

My new novel is about nine days that change the life of hip young professor Oliver Hardin. Set in the seventies in the fictional Satilla County, GA, it is a tragicomedy about the struggle to find a place to fit in. You will think about Catcher in the Rye, Huckleberry Finn, or even Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me. My novels are available online in paperback and e-formats from Outskirts... Read more of this blog post »
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When the Bough Breaks: Rock...

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Riding the Fantastics

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The Doctor: A Satilla Count...

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The Sheriff: A Satilla Coun...

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Rachel: A Satilla County No...

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A Place To Call Home: A Novel

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When the Bough Breaks: Rockabye Baby (Literature & Fiction)
0 chapters   —   updated Jul 01, 2013 01:55PM
Description: The rise and fall of an early twentieth-century woman too young and too beautiful for the world of men she is thrust into when her husband and infant son both die on the same night.
Riding the Fantastics (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The life and times of a wealthy landowner and cattleman whose murder in 1899 marked the end of south Georgia's old herding culture, an astonishing way of life developed under the longleaf yellow pines.

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“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
Howard Zinn
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“what matters most is how well you walk through the fire”
Charles Bukowski
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Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
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More of Oscar's books…
“Because reading is a selfish activity, writing must be unselfish, a gift to the reader.”
Oscar Patton

“Books may well be the only true magic.”
Alice Hoffman

“I have never been convinced there's anything inherently wrong in having fun. ”
George Plimpton

“All happiness depends on courage and work.”
Honoré de Balzac

“My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.”
Louis Adamic

“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
Joseph Campbell




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