What I’m Reading: The Pecan Man

I just finished up listening to the audio book The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck.  Time and time again this audio book has come up as a suggested book for me.  Sometimes I like suggestions and sometimes I don’t as I feel they are sometimes just a gimmick to get me to buy something.  Well the book finally came up on Hoopla as an available book. I decided it was time to check it out.

I was a bit surprised when I went to download the book and it was only over 6 hours.  Most audio books are at least 11 hours long and often 13.  Six is a big difference.  I hoped that didn’t make it come to an end too quickly.  I’m happy to say it didn’t.  The book was great.  I really loved it.  If you read the synopisis from Amazon below you’ll see that the book is described as “To Kill a Mockingbird meets The Help”.  Personally I think that’s an awesome description.  Being I loved both of those books, in fact they are at the top of my all time favorites, you can see I’d like this book.

I had trouble putting my phone down as I wanted to keep listening.

If you haven’t read a book for awhile and want to get back in the swing of things or if you’re on vacation, this would be a quick read or listen.  I recommend going out and getting a copy.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, “The Pecan Man is a work of Southern fiction whose first chapter was the First Place winner of the 2006 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition in the Unpublished Novel category. In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief’s son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more truth about herself than she could ever have imagined. This novel has been described as To Kill a Mockingbird meets The Help.”

Amazon readers say 4.4 stars.  I’ll up it a bit and 4.8.  I really liked it.

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