By John Quincy MacPherson,Mikeal C. Parsons

"Ham" MacPherson is a promising left-handed baseball pitcher at Wilkes relevant highschool whom the Atlanta Braves have informed can be chosen with the 3rd choose of the 1976 MLB draft, whole with a beneficiant signing bonus. inside a twenty-four hour interval, besides the fact that, Ham's global is going topsy-turvy. His relationships along with his female friend, Nora, and ally, JC, are grew to become the wrong way up and inside of out. A life-changing disaster transforms Ham and how he perspectives the area. injuries and deaths quickly stick to. How will Ham care for all of the tumult in his existence? the tale ends the place it all started, in a hearse.

"Country Ham is all it promises--sweet and salty, a nostalgic go back to the agricultural South of the Seventies. however it is extra: wealthy humor, solid storytelling, and a touch of faith, good salted. Ham is a sagacious advisor to surviving a dysfunctional kin and life-changing tragedy."
--R. Alan Culpepper, Dean and Professor Emeritus, McAfee college of Theology, Mercer University

"As engrossing as To Kill a Mockingbird and as atmospheric as Of Mice and Men, this fantastically written novel recounts an enticing tale whose characters tackle a lifetime of their very own, whereas embedding themselves in ours."
--Bruce W. Longenecker, W.W. Melton Chair of faith, Baylor University

"In Country Ham, MacPherson and Parsons have penned a narrative of tragedy, and out of the rubble of unbearable loss shine love of family members, pleasure of associates, fantastic thing about religion, and a goodness that follows us the entire days of our lives. superbly written, obvious such a lot truly in the course of the blur of tears of loss and laughter!"
--Ronald B. Poythress, pastor, Triangle Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

"This novel is enjoyable and humorous, sober and sobering in the entire correct areas. The authors seize the wondrous/frustrating incongruity of Southern, in particular North Carolina, tradition, deep within the grass roots."
--Bill J. Leonard, Dunn Professor of Baptist experiences and Church historical past, Wake woodland University

"Country Ham is an interesting portrayal of life's offerings with which we're all awarded, even in the course of these significant teenage years after we comprehend it all yet nonetheless cannot get it right."
--Al Josephs, Senior Director, Compliance, guiding principle Healthcare 

"This specified coming-of-age tale exposes, and expounds upon, one of the most major concerns dealing with Seventies America--racism, faith, and sexuality--through the lens of America's favourite hobby. A heartfelt, hopeful, and tragically appealing story."  
--Lindsey M. Trozzo, Assistant Professor of recent testomony, Campbell University

John Quincy MacPherson is a trauma health professional at Wake woodland university of drugs. he's a graduate of UNC-CH and Emory. this is often his first book.

Mikeal C. Parsons is Professor and Macon Chair in faith at Baylor college, the place he has taught for over thirty years. He focuses on New testomony experiences and has released quite a few articles and authored, co-authored, or co-edited over dozen books.

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