The Friends of Joe Gilmore

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One day Joe Gilmore came to Lyle Saxon and told him that he needed a job. Joe got a job, and Lyle gained a friend for life. Joe Gilmore became the most trusted and reliable person in Lyle Saxon's life-Joe did everything, including mix drinks, drive the car, give massages, oversee construction, and anything else that was asked of him. Through it all he never stopped smiling. This book will introduce you to the people Joe knew, and the places he and Mr. Saxon went together, including Lyle Saxon's small ...
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Overview

One day Joe Gilmore came to Lyle Saxon and told him that he needed a job. Joe got a job, and Lyle gained a friend for life. Joe Gilmore became the most trusted and reliable person in Lyle Saxon's life-Joe did everything, including mix drinks, drive the car, give massages, oversee construction, and anything else that was asked of him. Through it all he never stopped smiling. This book will introduce you to the people Joe knew, and the places he and Mr. Saxon went together, including Lyle Saxon's small eighteenth-century cabin on Melrose Plantation.
We'll never know what impression Mr. Saxon really made on Joe Gilmore, but we know that Joe made a lasting impression on him. Lyle Saxon made the writing of this book his final act, even to the point of having to dictate the stories it contains. Lyle Saxon died in 1946. He had had many aquaintances, some of them very close, but the man who had left the most indelible mark of all had been both a servant and a friend. Also included in the book is a brief but fascinating group of stories about Lyle Saxon written by his friend Edward Dreyer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565544499
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Lyle Saxon (1891-1946) ranks among Louisiana's most outstanding writers. During the 1920s and 1930s he was the central figure in the regionís literary community, and was widely known as a raconteur and bon vivant. In addition to Father Mississippi, Lafitte the Pirate, and Children of Strangers, he also wrote Fabulous New Orleans, Old Louisiana, The Friends of Joe Gilmore, and was a co-author of Gumbo Ya-Ya, with Edward Dreyer and Robert Tallant. During the Depression, he directed the state WPA Writers Project, which produced the WPA Guide to Louisiana and the WPA Guide to New Orleans.
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