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The Baron of Clayhill

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From Publishers Weekly Set in 1967 East Texas, this novel mixes a soupon of the supernatural in with the mundane. Twenty-year old Paul Henry has just been released from the Army. Physically healed from the wounds he suffered in Viet Nam, he still suffers from deep psychic wounds and a radically changed outlook, his "enlistment bonus." Having gone through the classic lost-h ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Authorhouse
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Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
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If ever there was a book made for a movie, this was it.

I only read THE BARON OF CLAYHILL as a courtesy, because I had "met" its author on GoodReads, but it really grabbed me right from the beginning and wouldn't let go (Author John Huffman owes me a couple of hours of sleep that I missed while finishing the book one night). The story is compelling and fast-moving, the characters are well-developed and the plot was deliciously complex. I can't tell much about it without spoiling the story, but su
Apr 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
On page one, John W. Huffman grabs the reader by the hand and runs them, heads in the wind...into an old Southern tale of love and loss,family secrets and folklore. Quite familiar to those of us who live it, yet the author kept me mesmerized with incredible layers of suspense and a jaw dropping ending! This is a story that charmed me and one I won't soon forget.
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Feb 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
An outstanding story, rich in detail and characters, with lots of well-thought-out twists and turns. Another great story by John Huffman!
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Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is an outstanding example of redemption and is powerfully motivating in the sense of "setting things right".
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John W. Huffman was born in Hemphill, Texas, attended elementary school in Pineland, Texas, junior high and high school in Jasper, Texas, and graduated summa cum laude from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

John enlisted in the Army Airborne in 1966 and served two tours of combat duty in Vietnam, the first as a private, and subsequently a sergeant, with Alpha Company, 1/27th Infantry, 25th Infa

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