I Heart Ed Small by Shirley Johnson

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In the summer of 1968 Baby Hunnicutt's mama dies and her daddy gives her to her aunt to raise. The only trouble is Aunt Clem works all day and leaves Baby in the hands of her teenage twins. Stoic protector Allen and kind and gentle Jeffrey, along with the help of their best friend, the unwashed and untamed Ed, raise up Baby the best they know how. I Heart Ed Small takes the reader back in time to the late sixties, when adventure and friendship were to be found outside in the hot sun of public pools and the smoky haze of pool halls. It?s the story of how one little girl gets three lazy hippie boys to get off the couch, clean up their language, and grow up. I Heart Ed Small is the coming of age story of how Baby Hunnicutt captures the wildest heart from the very beginning and never relinquishes it from her sweet little hand. Just as Baby needs the twins and Ed the most, they leave her life. The Vietnam War, marriage and the call of adventure pull the boys away until the tragic threads of life reunite them all once again.

About Shirley Johnson

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Ever since Shirley Johnson was five years old she knew she wanted to be a writer. Born and raised in Central IL her parents encouraged her to first get a good education.And so she did and she went off to work in politics and international weapons sales. These fields, while exciting, were unable to quench her desire to write, to weave intricate plots, and to flesh out characters so vivid her toe prints are left in their Keds. She enjoys nothing more than to manipulate the imagination of her readers.
Published July 31, 2012 374 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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