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Book Review of Ruin Creek

Ruin Creek
Ruin Creek
Author: David Payne
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Payne here introduces us to characters we care about: Jimmy, the star high school athlete who dreams about becoming a writer; May, the lovely young daughter of a prosperous family whose mother keeps telling her to "remember who you are"; and Joey, now 12, their unplanned son, conceived in the passion of teenage love. With honesty and compassion, these three narrate from their own perspectives the story of a failing marriage. May's parents are supportive; Jimmy's father kind but bowed by his jealous, sharp-tongued shrike of a wife. Payne ( Early from the Dance , LJ 9/1/89) beautifully portrays the 1950s beaches of North Carolina, and his description of this family, so full of love with all their faults, makes the reader ache for them. Highly recommended.
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