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The Second Coming of Curly Red

The Second Coming of Curly Red

by Jody Seay


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This candid, compelling, compassionate novel could have been torn out of today's newspaper headings.

One minute Texan Jimmy Heron is sitting next to his beloved wife of 50 years eating pie, the next minute she is dead in his arms; killed by a racist, woman-hating, semiautomatic gun-toting maniac. Shattered by Lou's senseless death, Jimmy Heron hits the road - can't sit still; can hardly breathe. He roams the western landscape looking for solace until he lands in the tiny pioneer town of Reliance, Oregon. Here he settles, figuring it is as good a place as any to wait until he dies.

His new neighbors, however, delicately jump into his life. They are a lesbian couple eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child and their Native American ranch hand. Together they gently encourage Jimmy to deal with loss and death and kindness, perseverance and love. Jimmy Heron starts the healing process.

That's when his new friends become the targets of a vicious campaign. Fueled by lies and bigotry couched as "family values", the hatred begins to poison the soul of their little community. Each character caught in the conflagration must decide what they believe. It is in this heat, a community is forged and a town remembers how it got its name.

The Second Coming of Curly Red will grab you by the heart and not let go.

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ISBN-13: 9781938282102
Publisher: Koho Pono, LLC
Publication date: 02/21/2014
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Jody Seay is an award-winning author as well as the creator, producer and host of the television show, Back Page. She has also been an Advanced Certified Rolfer for over thirty years.

She’s originally from Dallas, Texas and is the granddaughter of a cattle rancher. Her writing is a combination of tender, funny, and common sense. It reflects the humor and wisdom of fellow Texan, Molly Ivins, shaken together with the type of tales and yarns spun by American populist, Will Rogers. Jody Seay has always believed in the power of stories to change our world.

Jody says, “I do see myself as grounded, intelligent, funny, outspoken, and liberal. My writing reflects those characteristics along with a touch of tenderness, which I think touches people’s hearts. If I can write a story that makes people laugh and cry, then that makes me a happy girl. Indeed, if I can write a story that breaks my own heart and I still feel good at the end of it, I know I’ve put another one over the center field wall.”

Jody now lives in Oregon with her partner, their snuggly dog and a mean cat.

Jody’s Website and Blog can be found at:

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