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Book Title: Old Dogs and Children|
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The author of the book: Robert Inman
Edition: Little Brown and Company
Date of issue: January 1st 1991
ISBN 13: 9780316418973
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Reader ratings: 6.8
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Treat yourself! This engrossing narrative of the life of Bright Bascombe Birdsong entertains, infuriates, and compels. Bright is 70 at the start of the story and is looking forward to a visit from her daughter and family. In one short weekend she faces conflict with her daughter, a growing appreciation for her son-in-law, spending time with grandson Jimbo, wins %50,000 and deals with racial conflict in her small Southern home town with all its inherent inter-relationships. She is a wise woman whose parental influences color her decisions but she learns the hard way they aren't always reliable.
Along the way we visit most of the highlights of American history for the first 70 years of the 20th century. Unfortunately in an effort to cover all this history the story becomes inordinately long and bogs down in the beginning of the second half. Most long books can usually shave off 50 to 100 pages and not lose any of the quality of the book. This holds true for Old Dogs and Children.
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Read information about the authorRobert Inman’s new novel, The Governor’s Lady, is available now from John F. Blair Publishers. Drawing on his a career as a journalist and creative writer, Inman has crafted the story of Cooper Lanier, a determined woman fighting to establish her independence in the tumultuous world of male-dominated politics.
The Governor’s Lady is Inman’s fifth novel, following Home Fires Burning (1987), Old Dogs and Children (1991), Dairy Queen Days (1997), and Captain Saturday (2002), all published originally by Little, Brown and Company, and now available in popular e-book formats. He is also the author of a collection of non-fiction work, Coming Home: Life, Love and All Things Southern, and an illustrated family holiday book, The Christmas Bus.
Inman has written screenplays for six motion pictures for television, two of which have been “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentations. His script for The Summer of Ben Tyler, a Hallmark production, won the Writers’ Guild of America Award as the best original television screenplay of 1997. His other Hallmark feature was Home Fires Burning, a 1989 adaptation of his novel.
Inman’s first stage play, the musical comedy Crossroads, had its world premiere in 2003 at Blowing Rock Stage Company, a professional theatre in Blowing Rock, NC. His playwriting credits also include The Christmas Bus, Dairy Queen Days, Welcome to Mitford, A High Country Christmas Carol, The Christmas Bus: The Musical, and The Drama Club. Inman wrote the book, music and lyrics for Crossroads and The Christmas Bus: The Musical. Inman’s plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company.
Robert Inman is a native of Elba, Alabama, where he began his writing career in junior high school with his hometown weekly newspaper. He left a 31-year career in television journalism in 1996 to devote full time to fiction writing.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Alabama with Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. He has been selected as Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences, and was inducted into the Alabama Communication Hall of Fame.
He is a member of the Authors Guild, Writers Guild of America, Dramatists Guild, PEN American Center, North Carolina Writers Conference, North Carolina Writers Network, and Alabama Writers Forum.
Inman and his wife, Paulette, live in Conover and Boone, North Carolina. They have two daughters: Larkin Ferris of Breckenridge, CO; and Lee Farabaugh of Atlanta.
Author's web site: www.robert-inman.com.
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