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Crystal Angel:the Church and the Civil Rights Struggle in the South By Bob Whetstone
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Six year old Angeline's career as a gospel singer begins in a 1950's coal mining town in Alabama, ending in an out-of-wedlock pregnancy. The college freshman drops out of school, changes her name... More > from Lily Angeline to Crystal Angel and seeks anonymity in New Orleans as a cabaret singer where she gives up her baby for adoption. After two years enduring the fragile bistro circuit, Angel returns to racially-torn Birmingham to face the ghosts that haunt her. She falls in love and is soon engaged to marry Chad, a church choir director landing her in the midst of the church's struggle with integration of the races. But Angel must face her own struggle--does she have the courage to confront the man she allowed to drive her away two years ago?< Less
Mystic Bat By Bob Whetstone
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Fourteen-year-old Buck relates an insider view of a small town's attempt to organize a professional baseball team in the 1940's. As the team's first batboy, Buck recalls the hilarious antics of... More > novice players as well as the downside of baseball as a business venture.< Less
Mystic Bat By Bob Whetstone
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Fourteen year-old Buck is selected as batboy for his town's first professional baseball team. He finds an old baseball bat that talks to him, guiding him through each game and making one player the... More > team's leading batter. Buck's inside view of players' comical antics and shenanigans are much fun until be becomes a target for their pranks. He becomes disenchanted with the business end of baseball toward the end of the season and considers giving up his job as batboy. His best friends Tad and Peggy Sue threaten to desert him until he reveals the secret of his mystic bat. The background of the story set in the 1940's is an authentic view of bush league baseball in the South.< Less
Goober Joe: Coming of Age~A Civil War Novel By Bob Whetstone
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Joe, a mixed race son of a Southern slave woman, sells peanuts to guards at the notorious Civil War Prison at Andersonville, Georgia. At great risk, He secretly hides an escaped Union prisoner who... More > is also mixed race. The French/Indian escapee teaches Joe to be proud of his multicultural heritage. Joe undergoes an Ojibwe Vision Quest to find a name to replace the despised nickname "Goober".< Less
Cotton Mary By Bob Whetstone
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Cotton Mary is a poignant fictional account of a young woman who attempts to overcome a life destined to be spent as a field hand, and a lack of formal education by moving to town and working as a... More > cotton mill hand in the early 1930's. Marriage and children elevate her ambitions far beyond a mill village existence. Deeply held convictions drive this independent woman to push her husband to seek greener pastures for the sake of their family. Following a series of sometimes comical, sometimes tragic gypsy-like ventures through Alabama, Mary finally achieves her goal of building a house of her own only to find herself completely alone at midlife. Her return to work in the cotton mill and to long-forgotten fellow laborers triggers a flood of questions about the meaning of her life, questions she cannot ignore.< Less
Grave Dancin' By Bob Whetstone
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A tenant farmer moves to town to put his children to work in a cotton mill only to face the economic depression of the 1920's and a murderous gang that threaten starvation.
Jacob's Robe By Bob Whetstone
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Despite serious injuries and amnesia, a young man survives the automobile accident in which his twin brother dies. During his recovery he secures a teaching position at an exclusive college in the... More > North Carolina mountains where the accident had occurred. A nurse, daughter of a local Cherokee chief, along with a local pastor, aide the man in his recovery as he struggles to retrieve some small glimmer of his past. Then a woman claiming to be his fiancee unexpectedly arrives one day from Wrightstown, Alabama and wants to assist his recovery.< Less
Jacob's Robe By Bob Whetstone
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Despite serious injuries and amnesia, a young man survives the automobile accident in which his twin brother dies. During his recovery he secures a teaching position at an exclusive college in the... More > North Carolina Mountains where the accident had occurred. A nurse, daughter of a local Cherokee chief, along with a local pastor, aid the man in his recovery as he struggles to retrieve some small glimmer of his past. Then a stranger claiming to be his fiancee unexpectedly arrives one day from Wrightstown, Alabama and wants to help him.< Less
Jacob's Robe By Bob Whetstone
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Despite serious injuries and amnesia, a young man survives the automobile accident in which his twin brother dies. During his recovery he secures a teaching position at an exclusive college in the... More > North Carolina Mountains where the accident had occured. A nurse, daughter of a local Cherokee chief, along with a local pastor, aid the man in his recovery as he struggles to retrieve some small glimmer of his past. Then a woman claiming to be his fiancee unexpectedly arrives one day from Wrightstown, Alabama and wants to assist in his recovery.< Less