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By Jill Smith Entrekin,Amy Bell

writer Jill Smith Entrekin's moment novel, Buck's Junction, is a coming-of-age tale set in a small Georgia city that tells the touching, humorous and infrequently heartbreaking tale of top acquaintances - who simply occur to be cousins. Entrekin's first novel, superstar of Flint, was once released in 2011.

Buck and Lonnie are cousins transforming into up jointly at the airborne dirt and dust roads and winding railroad tracks of a Georgia railroad city. they're either talented athletes and altar boys who benefit from the candy, uncomplicated pleasures in their small city existence: staring at the teach roar during the Junction on a daily basis, observing on the stars from excessive atop the water tower and looking with the simplest chicken puppy within the county. For dollar and Lonnie, existence in the summertime of 1960 is nice. that's until eventually Uncle Elwood indicates up. a median, sadistic under the influence of alcohol who takes excitement in tormenting others, Elwood units his attractions on Lonnie and greenback, and their as soon as blameless, idyllic international will switch forever.

In the good culture of Southern writers, Entrekin paints a wealthy photo of lifestyles in rural Georgia that includes colourful characters and classes in regards to the energy of kinfolk and the inevitability of shattered innocence. Buck's Junction will make you giggle, it'll make you cry, and it'll remind you that usually just a ally can assist get during the hurdles existence places on your way.

Entrekin's early life in a Georgia mill city affects her writing in lots of methods. "I imagine Southerners are extra prone to put on their emotions on their sleeves, which makes for colourful characters and customarily a heart-wrenching tale," acknowledged Entrekin. "Southern writers are usually not ashamed to trample on political correctness - to inform a real tale with honesty and humor. i am a Southern woman. i have eaten Georgia peaches and climbed magnolias all my existence. I by no means tire of the personalities who bubble with uniquely Southern messages to proportion during this quarter of our country."

"Buck's Junction is written with an unique Deep South perspective--not rather a lot with a Southern accessory as with an accessory at the South" stated David Anders, proprietor of Room 272 Press. "Jill Smith Entrekin's skill to restore forgotten occasions with a narrative that grabs the reader's consciousness demonstrates her years spent refining an realizing of the paintings shape that's reliable writing. whereas her biography may possibly say she has retired from instructing, i'd argue that she has endured with an accelerated classroom--and her readers are enriched through her likely usual reward of speaking a riveting story."

Entrekin, a local of Thomaston, Georgia, taught highschool English within the Atlanta region for greater than 30 years. From donning a black gown with a purple "A" at the first day of training Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter to dressing up in overalls and a straw hat to introduce Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Entrekin used unconventional ability to instill a love of literature in her scholars. After retiring from instructing, Entrekin's love of the written observe led her down a brand new direction as she started paintings on her first novel, celebrity of Flint, which used to be released in 2011 and keeps a five celebrity ranking on Amazon.com. Jill and her husband Dana have daughters and 3 grandchildren. They stay in Peachtree urban, Georgia with their puppy, Sundance.

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