(PRWEB) January 20, 2017
Jesse H. Merrell, a retired professional baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds, Army Veteran, journalist, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book “Reflections of an Ole Alabama Country Boy”: a creatively crafted and vibrantly illustrated journey into the author’s memories. Read along as the author portrays the beauty of life through the stories and characters of those from his past.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Jesse H. Merrell’s mesmerizing tale will be loved by all!
In his “Reflections of an Ole Alabama Country Boy”, Alabama native Jesse H. Merrell delights readers with the unforgettable characters he knew growing up in Shelby, regaling them with absorbing tales of wit and wisdom, leaping out at them with lifelike clarity.
Readers will meet his Senior-Citizen Tarzan, who scrambled up a tree when he was ninety years old to cut off a limb he didn’t like hanging over his house, and Jess Jones, who said if one professed Christian went to heaven “we might as well plow up hell and set it out in collard greens.”
The author introduces the reader to such delightful characters as Biscuit Eatin’ Hughes, who popped down sixty-five biscuits in one sitting, and the Autry boys, who wanted to “be buried in a chestnut coffin so they could go to hell a-poppin’.”
But he saves his most colorful description for his Uncle John Morris, the most unforgettable character he ever met, who sparkled with a language like no other person one has ever seen or heard of. His remarkable wit and wisdom will leave readers alternating between laughter and tears, especially on the sad, hot July day Uncle John receives a fateful telegram.
Readers will have a ringside seat when the MacDonald clan’s backwoods wit wrestles with killing Uncle Bob’s hog or how the game warden fails to trap Blue Barnes for killing does, and when Blue hilariously tells them how he outran the fleet-footed revenuer at his moonshine still.
Merrell concludes by saying, “I feel sure you will thoroughly enjoy these captivating reflections of an ole Alabama country boy!”
Readers who wish to experience this entertaining work can purchase “Reflections of an Ole Alabama Country Boy” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing:
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