Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey (Google eBook)

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Mercer University Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 214 pages
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Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey is the sixth book in the

"Journey" series by beloved southern author Jackie K. Cooper. The stories in this new book, as well as those in the past books, are based on Cooper's memories of his life in the South. Each story emphasizes an event in Cooper's journey through life and builds an overall picture of a man who is trying to live a life which will get him "back to the garden" where he will be eternally happy as well as at peace. The stories vary in their portrayal of this Everyman's ability to deal with the humorous and the dramatic events we all encounter on our journeys.

Readers of these stories will find a commonality with the author as they

recognize their own situations in his. This sharing of life stories is what has made Cooper's books so endearing and so popular. He writes with a sharp eye and an attuned ear in order to discover the common place occurrences as well as the unique situations.

  

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User Review  - Lynn Futch - Goodreads

Jackie just makes you feel like you are sitting on the back porch talking to him. Great memories he tells that bring wonderful memories of growing up. Read full review

Contents

Words to Love By
7
Health Hope and Humor
20
Keeping in Touch
33
A Day in the Life of Grandparents
47
Shine On
115
Through a Daughters Eyes
119
No Time for the Flu
132
A Mighty Big Word
146
The Memory Keeper
160
Thanks for Caring
174
Nobodys Important But Me
186
Communication Is the Key
199
If You Can Dream It It Can Happen
213
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About the author (2011)

Jackie K. Cooper is the author of six books of memoirs/short stories. These books concern his life in the South from a childhood in Clinton, South Carolina, to his present life in Georgia.

Each book tries to create remembrances that are common to us all, as well as humorous and/or inspirational stories that will touch both the head and the heart. Cooper is a film critic, a book reviewer and an after dinner speaker. He also teaches writing classes in various schools and to different writing organizations around the South. He and his wife Terry live in Perry, Georgia

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