Meet Me On the Paisley Roof is an Enchanting, Quirky Coming of Age Tale Set in 1950s American South

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Meet Me On the Paisley Roof, the new novel from Columbus, GA author and professor, Murray Tillman, reads like the lovechild of The Catcher in the Rye and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

University of Georgia Professor Emeritus, Murray Tillman, releases a delightfully quixotic new novel entitled Meet Me On the Paisley Roof which introduces us to sixteen-year-old Trussell Jones who has a problem: he is crazy in love with a beautiful girl named Ellen. The problem? He has no car.

His stepmother, who believes that she is spiritually linked to Queen Victoria, won't let him drive. Furthermore, she is afraid Trussell is trying to kill her. Not to be overlooked is the fact that Trussell is being pursued by an armed redneck motorcycle gang, while his neighbors are preoccupied with changing visions of St. Francis. Just another heartwarming tale of a boy in love with a girl? Hardly.

MEET ME ON THE PAISLEY ROOF reads like the lovechild of The Catcher in the Rye and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. With all the earnest self-actualization that comes with the territory of becoming an adult and all the zany dealings and big personalities that are a part of the legacy of Southern literature, it's impossible for readers not to find something that resonates with them in Trussell's story.

About the book:
Meet Me on the Paisley Roof
By Murray Tillman
Bascom Hill Publishing Group
August 3rd 2009
ISBN# 978-0-9820938-3-2
Price $14.95

About the author:
Murray Tillman is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia and an experienced writer as author of several textbooks for teachers. Meet Me On the Paisley Roof is his debut novel.

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