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About the Author

Jackie K. cooper is the author of six books of memoirs/short stories. These books concern his life in the South from a childhood in Clinton, South Carolina, to his present life in Georgia. Each book tries to create remembrances that are
common to us all, as well as humorous and/or inspirational stories that will touch both the head and the heart. Cooper is a film critic, a book reviewer, and an after-dinner speaker. He also teaches writing classes in various schools and to writing organizations around the South. He and his wife Terry live in Perry, Georgia.
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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press (March 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881462349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881462340
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,797,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Margie Read VINE VOICE on February 4, 2012
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This book, one of a series of six books, is a collection of the author's memories of growing up in the South. It is a fine book to pick up when there is not a lot of time for reading. It is possible to read only one episode at a time, or several, with the book at hand to bring a pleasant moment in a day Cooper has a keen eye and sharp ear to uncover meaning in the simplest of events. The reviving of memories can bring smiles and tears as well, and both can be found in these pages. The writer has the ability to take us back to places we all want to relive. These events are emphasized as a journey that will hopefully lead us "back to the garden" where we may find peace and happiness.
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Cooper is a Southern writer and a friend to the Georgia writing community. I've seen him around at events, but don't know him personally. I picked up his book (my first by him but not my last) and was pleased by each story. I said that I didn't know him personally, but after reading his work I feel that I do, and that's a sign of a great writer.
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