Picking Over the Bones (Paperback)
Tifton, GA is as Southern as small towns come. It's the 1950s, and Little Judy Ireland is growing up in this town of colorful rural characters. We meet dancing and singing twins, a misunderstood and scorned dog breeder, a budding football star with promise of a great career, a girl who lives below a jail, and of course, the studious, observant Little Judy Ireland. We see through her eyes this town come to life, her budding years forming a picture of what it is to be from the South like this, not understanding its social misgivings and forming friendships and familial bonds that last well into her adult years. We see first kisses, first adventures, and the family and friends that make a life worth living. We pick through the bones of this buried past and find meaning and truth that still resonates today.