The Peach Tree Limb

Front Cover
The author relives adventures he experienced in 1940's and 1950's California as the son of a conman who served six prison terms and was married five times. Ranging from humor to serious, we go from Midnight the nanny goat baby-sitter to nearly driving the pickup off a cliff and getting the truck off the train tracks seconds before a freight train roared by, and a most unusual birthday present.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Silverado Canyon
12
Dad rescued the mail
13
Midnight my nanny goat babysitter
15
The rattlesnake the cliff the plank bridge
16
Memory fragments
17
Harbor Boulevard
20
Home away from home
23
Katella episodes
27
Topeka and Sutter Street
74
Saturday mornings didnt arrive fast enough
76
I lost all my marbles
78
Little red wagon and dynamite
80
A most creative birthday present
83
Flying Ford
84
When a ladys paranoia set in
85
Disneyland
88

My brother the dentist
29
Counting Jimmy
31
The Peach Tree Limb
34
I hated that tradition
38
Of bowls Bible heroes and seeds
39
Cousin Eugene
42
Genuine Captain Kidd pirate pistol
45
The doorknob parachute
48
Ice cream and donkey baseball
49
Great Aunt Mattie Shook
52
Buried alive
59
Her pride and joy
60
Age eight recollections
61
Candling eggs
64
That explains it
68
A Serious Interlude
71
Aunt Albirdies nightmare
72
You never know until you try
89
Stabilizing influence and Ann
91
Rocks coins and the prize
92
Bill Gilliam
95
Dont assume the tuba player is slow
98
Off to Stockton
99
A different world
102
Physical education
103
He was blazing angry
105
Fast driving and scary nights
107
Those are watermelonsarent they?
108
Birth certificate surprise
110
When time blurred
111
Like being suddenly dealt to another team
112
Wonderings
114
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Jim Dobkins is an author/publisher. He and his wife own the UCS PRESS imprint, which is the imprint for all of their e-book editions. He is author of The Peach Tree Limb and co-author of nine books: Winnie Ruth Judd: The Trunk Murders; Machine-Gun Man; The Ararat Conspiracy; My boss was the BTK killer; The Theft of America's Heritage; The Facts Are Talking, But Who's Listening?; Darwinian Delusion; 371 Days That Scarred Our Planet; and The Submerging Church. The Judd book enjoyed an 18-month run in Doubleday Bargain Book Club and has been optioned six times as a possible film; it was nominated for Crime Book of the Year. Dobkins conceptualized Someone Who Cares, a documentary short that was accepted in the Oscar competition. He has ghost-written fiction and nonfiction books.His professional career includes being a sportswriter/columnist, publications editor, newspaper publisher, ad agency publicity director, and freelance writer. He graduated with a Political Science degree from Arizona State University.Dobkins and his wife Marty live in Arizona. They have a son, daughter, and seven grandchildren.Print additions of Dobkins‚ books may be purchased at http://www.marjimbooks.com

Bibliographic information