The Essay: A Novel
by Robin Yocum
Hardcover- N/A

Jimmy Lee Hickam grew up along Red Dog Road, a dead-end strip of gravel and mud buried deep in the bowels of Appalachian Ohio. It is the ...

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  "LOVED this Coming of Age Story" by Karenbrowntx (see profile) 05/17/18

JImmy Lee Hickman was labeled as a nobody from the time he was born. He was poor, from a bad family and Jimmy himself did not feel like he had a shot at life. It is amazing what one or two positive people can do to change the trajectory of a life. Jimmy crossed paths with a coach and teacher who motivated, inspired and mentored. This is the best book I've read this year. Great read for a book club, or yourself.

 
  "Satisfying" by its.mama (see profile) 05/24/18

I like a book with redemption. In this book the characters got what they deserved, by and large. It was a feel-good story where your underdog favorite comes out on top.

 
  "The Essay" by bkmnmpl (see profile) 05/06/19

Excellent coming-of-age story about a young man growing up in one of the poorest areas of Ohio in the early 1970's. Yocum creates well developed characters that the reader cares about. I highly recommend this title and can't wait to read the rest of Yocum's titles.

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