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The Myth of Jake

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When Southern golden boy and heir-apparent to a multigenerational legacy Jake Goodloe dies tragically, his best friend Maggie Carlton does what she always does in the face of pain - she writes. But Maggie's effort to define Jake's past has unintended consequences that force Maggie to re-evaluate their friendship as well as her most closely-held values.

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Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Published November 2nd 2013 by BookBaby
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Monica Cox
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Myth of Jake explores identity - the constant quest to be true to ourselves while also shaking off the baggage of our upbringing, whether that's our family name, the small Southern town we grew up in, or the events in our life that shape our experiences and relationships. The heroine of the story, Maggie, although confident in her true self, still struggles with the pull of her small Southern town, despite her best attempts to create a life for herself outside of it. She also carries with he ...more
Martha
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable. Ms. Rudolph reveals her characters vividly and gradually adds information about them. I am so proud to say I was her eighth grade English teacher!
Meredith
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
My sister, Martha Dixon Brice, shared this book with me. Kristine was her student in 8th grade, and a joy to teach. The Myth of Jake is her first published book, but surely not the last for this very talented young woman.

The setting is a small Tennessee town that I could easily believe to be the town where I was raised. The author opens with a scene that intrigues and easily draws the reader into the lives of the characters. As the story unfolds, the unexpected plot twists build suspense, and su
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I like this book, the exploration of the characters internal struggles to be true to themselves versus what the people around them thought they should be was very good. The plot and the ending were not as well thought out and more difficult to believe.
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