Welcome to Fred: A Novel

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Broadman & Holman, 2003 - Fiction - 246 pages
20 Reviews
In January of 1968 Mark arrives in Fred, Texas, from Forth Worth via a brief stay in Ohio. He has followed his father who is pastor to a 100-member church in this simple town of simple people. Mark, a young man of extraordinary intellect, has to find who he is in this town with which he seems to have so little in common. In his journey he finds more than himself; he finds his faith. A westward family vacation car trek puts a strain on the family but also provides many entertaining and humorous situations as Mark is forced to deal with many questions about himself, life, and finally--his God.

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Review: Welcome to Fred (The Fred Books #1)

User Review  - Marissa - Goodreads

Often reads more like a collection of short stories than a comprehensive whole. Sort of comes together at the end, but then you discover that you've really only read a third of the book. Not enough payoff or pacing to make me want to reach for the next 2. Read full review

Review: Welcome to Fred (The Fred Books #1)

User Review  - Deb Brammer - Goodreads

This book is different. Mark is a preacher's kid who has moved more often than is comfortable, and has struggled to fit into the various situations in which he has lived. It shows the life of a PK in ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Brad Whittington was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on James Taylor's eighth birthday and Jack Kerouac's thirty-fourth birthday and is old enough to know better. He lives in Austin, Texas with The Woman. He is greatly loved and admired by all right-thinking citizens and enjoys a complete absence of cats and dogs at home.

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