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Off for the sweet hereafter : a novel

Author: T R Pearson
Publisher: New York : Linden Press/Simon & Schuster, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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T.R. Pearson, author of last year's A Short History of a Small Place, again presents an intimate view of small-town North Carolina, but Neely is no Mayberry, and its residents remind one more of a Southern verison of The Beans of Egypt, Maine than of Andy Griffith. The Neely-ites are a motley crew, known by lineage and physical attributes ("the bald Jeeter"). Raeford Benton Lynch, of the Chickenhouse Lynches, never  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pearson, T.R., 1956-
Off for the sweet hereafter.
New York : Linden Press/Simon & Schuster, 1986
(OCoLC)755207464
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T R Pearson
ISBN: 0671614371 9780671614379
OCLC Number: 12971333
Description: 283 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by T.R. Pearson.

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T.R. Pearson, author of last year's A Short History of a Small Place, again presents an intimate view of small-town North Carolina, but Neely is no Mayberry, and its residents remind one more of a Southern verison of The Beans of Egypt, Maine than of Andy Griffith. The Neely-ites are a motley crew, known by lineage and physical attributes ("the bald Jeeter"). Raeford Benton Lynch, of the Chickenhouse Lynches, never has done a great deal with himself, until he hires on with a grave-moving crew and meets hot-blooded Jane Elizabeth Firesheets, whose charms lead him to a life of crime. Pearson has a dense, folksy style all his own, and although his storyline sometimes gets muddled and his prose busy, his originality and unerring sense of place make this book a winner. --Ann H. Fisher, Library Journal.

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