Under the Kudzu
May 31, 2012
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Goose River Press (June 11, 2009)
It's called kudzu... Deep in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, these dense green vines grow like Jack's beanstalk, blanketing every free, power pole, and anything else in its path. Everett Pratt hates kudzu for what it will do to the timber on his mountain. He will do anything to keep it from invading and choking life from his family s livelihood. Sam, Everett s nine-year-old son, likes kudzu and will do anything he can to protect it. He believes that whatever God makes has got to have some good in it. Can the Pratt family survive kudzu's smothering threat as everything significant in Sam s life occurs under the kudzu?
This is a nice, wholesome, family friendly book about a boy same Sam who loves Kudzu and God.
He spends his youth trying to explain to others the value of the plant, actually succeeds in this endeavor and then goes to Vietnam, comes home and finds love, and is forced to deal with the murder of his father and the question of whether he can forgive.
A clean book suitable for family reading.
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