Edmund R. Johnson’s New Short Story Collection Reflects on Bygone Era

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‘The Bridge at Cromer’s Mill’ looks at boy’s entertainment in rural 1940s, ’50s Georgia

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Author Edmund R. Johnson gives a historical perspective of rural Georgia in the 1940s and ’50s through a look at a boy’s entertainment and play in his new collection of short stories, “The Bridge at Cromer’s Mill: My Days of Sunshine” (published by Archway Publishing).

Growing up in rural Georgia on his grandparents’ farm, Johnson was allowed to roam the fields and streams of the countryside while his mother was away teaching and his father served in World War II. He developed a sense of independence and self-reliance all while enjoying a life of pure Americana – a blend of the 19th and 20th centuries wherein bare feet and sunny days led to exploration and adventure.

Johnson explores the relationship he had with his grandparents as he illustrates that children can play, be entertained, be creative and have fun without electronic devices.

“My grandparents influenced me in a very positive manner that I carried with me throughout my life,” Johnson says. “I had a special bond with them; they were an integral part of my early life.”

This adventurous, humorous and nostalgic retrospective plays witness to the clashing of a passing age with the introduction of a new time.

“The Bridge at Cromer’s Mill”
By Edmund R. Johnson
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781480820340
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781480820333
E-Book | 132 pages | ISBN 9781480820357
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Edmund R. Johnson is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is married and has two children and four grandchildren.

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