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What do a trigger happy bootlegger with pancreatic cancer, an alcoholic helicopter pilot who is afraid to fly, and a dead guy with his feet in a camp stove have in common What are the similarities between a fire department that cannot put out fires, a policeman who has a historic cabin fall on him from out of the sky, and an entire family dedicated to a variety of deceased authors Where can you find a war hero named Termite with a long knife stuck in his liver, a cook named Hoghead who makes the world s worst coffee, and a supervisor named Pillsbury who nearly gets hung by his employees Sequoyah, Georgia, is the answer After a long absence, A J Longstreet finds his best friend since childhood, Eugene Purdue, on his doorstep Eugene now has terminal cancer, and he confronts A J with the dilemma of executing a mercy killing when the time arrives An adventure into the past begins for the both of them, and soon one must make a decision that will alter his life forever The Front Porch Prophet

About the Author: Raymond L. Atkins

Raymond L Atkins resides in Rome, Georgia, where he is an instructor of English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College He lives in a 110 year old house with a patient wife and a fat dog His hobbies include people watching, reading, and watching movies that have no hope of ever achieving credibility.His first novel, The Front Porch Prophet, was published by Medallion Press in 2008 and was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel Midwest Book Review called it an intriguing and clever tale, highly recommended for community library fiction collections His second novel, Sorrow Wood, was published by Medallion Press in 2009 As noted in Publisher s Weekly, Subtle humor and mostly pitch perfect prose distinguish Atkins s compelling mix of mystery and romance, set in 1985 with flashbacks to the 1930s and 40s Atkins smoothly weaves past into present as the action builds to a final poignant twist His third novel, Camp Redemption, was published by Mercer University Press in 2013 It was awarded the Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction and won the 2014 Georgia Author of the Year Award for Fiction Camp Redemption showcases the best of Raymond Atkins s talents in Southern fiction characters who move in with us, for better or worse a plot that keeps the pages turning and the stately, elegant prose of a born storyteller Alternately hilarious, sad, and downright scary, this is Atkin s best novel yet Melanie Sumner, The Ghost of Milagro CreekHis fourth novel, Sweetwater Blues, will be released by Mercer University Press in September 2014 Raymond Atkins is a marvel As one of Georgia s most talented authors, he magically weaves complex stories from believable characters You know the people he writes about they are flawed, complicated, and real From the first page to the last, Sweetwater Blues takes the reader on a journey filled with consequences, courage, and redemption Using his remarkable wit and masterful gift of storytelling, Atkins brings us full circle When you close this book you will wonder, what else has he written Then you will rush out to buy his other award winning books Renea Winchester, In the Garden With Billy

10 thoughts on “The Front Porch Prophet

  1. says:

    While The Front Porch Prophet is described as a humorous work of Southern fiction about two young men who come of age in North Georgia, it is at times as serious as a rattlesnake In those moments, the author does not hold back when it comes to the tough issues of broken relationships, death and dying, divorce and a

  2. says:

    Front Porch Prophet kept me between tears, that is tears of human emotion and tears of laughter Up in the Northwestern corner of Georgia, live a folk like everywhere in Appalachia, torn between the old ways and the new, life in the country and just makin do and the life in the mill town , these are the folks that Ray c

  3. says:

    This book surprised me When my E Reader was new and short of titles, I worked to fill it up Since this was a Nook Free Friday selection, I figured why not So a quick down load, then the passage of a year, and suddenly I m reading an amazing story The first thing that appealed to me was the fact that the story is set in th

  4. says:

    This book would have so muchenjoyable if some of the language had been cleaned up The writing style is excellent, I just don t enjoy the F word, I think it s crude and unneccessary The story is about A.J and his best friend Eugene and various family members and others in a small GA town Mostly the wild escapades of the two E

  5. says:

    I can hardly do this book justice, but I will try If you are curious about this book, you truly need to sit down and absorb it I can assure you that it will not be what you are expecting Atkins is a genius with words His writing is Mark Twain, William Faulkner and Stephen King rolled into one.Yes, I said Stephen King I do not c

  6. says:

    This was a free download for the Nook a while back and it sat there on my Nook kind of rotting I finally got around to reading it this week, and I was pleasantly surprised The reason why I was putting off reading it was because I wasn t entirely convinced I was going to like it, but theI read, theI realized it was right up my alle

  7. says:

    A book to be read and absorbed Mr Atkins is definitely a word craftsman The characters were indeed, characters Lots of back stories, very excellent character development I especially loved the ever changing names of the local diner I think the overriding theme of the book was loyalty to friends, and promises made, and how to fulfill

  8. says:

    A surprising gem Beautifully constructed, very moving, and very enjoyable to read.Atkins gives us deeply felt portraits of life in rural Georgia, alternately laugh out loud funny, deadly serious, and poignantly personal sometimes all three at once Don t be put off by the setting if you think you don t like southern novels The message an

  9. says:

    What a wonderful book of friendship, reconciliation, family, love, and a mean dog named Rufus Porches drop from the sky, you can t bury dogs in the people cemetery, green jello is better than the alternative at Thanksgiving, you can t really hide a school bus Read this one, y all.

  10. says:

    The most fun I ve had in a long time Give this book a chance I wanted to write a lengthy review, but I finished it too long ago The feeling I got from it is still fresh in my mind, though It s sad and funny at the same time One of my new favorites.

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