In Memory of Junior by Clyde Edgerton

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In the Bales-McCord family there are several old people contemplating their final resting places. Two of them--Glenn and Laura Bales--are in bad shape, and everybody is wondering which one will go first. Join them in Summerlin as they attend to the business of passing on--and passing down. A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB SELECTION.
 

About Clyde Edgerton

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Clyde Edgerton is the author of 10 novels, including The Bible Salesman and The Night Train. Five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. He lives with his wife, Kristina, and their children in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
 
Published September 15, 2012 by Algonquin Books. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, Laura's daughter from her first marriage, a lawyer with a distaste for ``horrible country people,'' eagerly attends to the elderly couple, hoping to inherit the valuable farm if her stepfather dies first.

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Edgerton expertly balances 20 minor and major characters in this highly entertaining novel about a dispute over an inheritance in a North Carolina town.

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Edgerton ( Killer Diller ) again expertly conducts a chorus of ornery individuals in this prime example of entertaining, down-home Southern fiction.

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A- Originally posted Oct 30, 1992 Published in issue #142 Oct 30, 1992 Order article reprints

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In Clyde Edgerton's fifth novel, "In Memory of Junior," a father produces a whittled stick from his shirt pocket and tells his troubled adolescent son that "there's a story behind that stick."

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