The South is peppered with great storytellers, but few are as endearing as James Aloysius Holcombe, Jr., the observant narrator of "Down Town." He begins his tale immediately after the Civil War, as the patriarchs of his small Georgia town sow seeds that will sprout for more than a century.

Down Town 2008, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780143114383

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