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Wayland Garnett came from a family of field workers and sharecroppers on the property of Henry Ballard, who owned most of Howell County, Virginia. Now, at age 63, he's a long way from the life of hardship and poverty that killed his father and nearly destroyed one of his brothers. Wayland now owns a prosperous business, is married to a much younger woman and has a daughter. He has concealed his impoverished origins from his family and vowed never to retu...
Wild Thorn
Harper Collins, Dec 2002, 24.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0060197986 Charley LeBlanc comes from a rich and powerful Tidewater, Virginia family, but that doesn't mean he had an easy life. His father was a drunken abusive person so Charley left home to join the army and served in Vietnam. He was dishonorably discharged and did hard time in Leavenworth. He finally has his act together living with his lover Mildred “Blackie' Spurlock in an isolated area of Mo...