The Last Reunionby James R. Ross
Jake Rule returns to his 50th High School Reunion in the mountains of upper East Tennessee/ When he greets old classmates, Jake is transported back to the days of camping trips gone wrong, blond beach girls, local bootleggers, nights at Taylor's Drug Store, disappointment, loss, and triumph
- Intermedia Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 15 Years
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This is a marvelous coming of age story during a more gentle time. It is an easy, enjoyable read. Most anyone who lived in a small town or in the country during the mid-1900's will find themselves being led down memory lane to recall their own pleasant teen-years experiences. Delightful.
Don't you wish we could return to the simpler times of 'The Last Reunion'? Everyone can relate to the stories told here if you grew up in any type of small town in the era. Jim has made these stories come alive through the characters and situations. There are a lot of lessons to be learned here - even if life sometimes throws you a curve or two, how you react determines if you become an All-Star or just a benchwarmer! It's a great book to share with your teens, too.
This is a great read about growing up in a small Tennessee town. While not a biography it reads as if this was part of the author's past. A short book that can be read in one reading as it is hard to put down once you start. I look forward to his next book.
I did not attend school with Mr. Ross, but was in a county high school during part of this time. I worked in the Waffle Iron, a cafe a couple doors from the Little Grill that he mentioned. I was able to relate to many of the people mentioned in his story. I knew some of the athletes that he was referring to. I thoroughly enjoyed the story as it took me back to my high school days.