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T.R. Pearson

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in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, The United States
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Thomas Reid Pearson is an American novelist born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the author of seventeen novels and four works of non-fiction under his own name, including A Short History of a Small Place, Cry Me A River, Jerusalem Gap, and Seaworthy, and has written three additional novels -- Ranchero, Beluga, and Nowhere Nice -- under the pseudonym Rick Gavin. Pearson has also ghostwritten several other books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has written or co-written various feature film and TV scripts.

Hell For Leather

descriptionDevil Up is now available as both an ebook and a paperback (hardback as well, thanks to an Amazon beta), and I am here to tell you it's the best novel I have written in some time. So if you want to know what I believe is me hitting my mark, this is it.

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A Short History of a Small ...

3.94 avg rating — 1,149 ratings — published 1985 — 14 editions
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Cry Me a River

3.94 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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Blue Ridge

3.46 avg rating — 365 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Off for the Sweet Hereafter

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Jerusalem Gap

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The Last of How It Was

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Glad News of the Natural World

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Seaworthy: Adrift with Will...

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Warwolf (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Deputy Ray Tatum returns in a story of Blue Ridge crime and carnage, kicked off by the discovery of a body high in the limbs of a black oak tree. Wry, laconic, and more than a little world-weary, Tatum pursues a savage killer through the rural Virginia uplands with the hot-headed assistance of Special Agent Kate LeComte. Warwolf is by turns hilarious and deeply unsettling, and T.R. Pearson’s gift for capturing the true voice of the new south is on conspicuous display. The mountains of Virginia have never seemed so dangerously alive, and there remains no better company in the southern highlands than Deputy Ray Tatum.

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“According to Daddy, that was a time of general lunacy in Neely, but then Daddy has always said there's nothing like a good snowfall to bring out the feeble-mindedness in people. ”
T.R. Pearson, A Short History of a Small Place

“They were the Epperson sisters, and they had distinguished themselves in the minds of the Neelyites by going from reasonably normal to unquestionably insane without ever pausing at peculiar.”
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“It's a chore for a fellow to fear for his life more than once in an evening.”
T.R. Pearson, Blue Ridge

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