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Second Son: A Novel of the Deep South


The debut novel from Herman Willis Logan, continued by Kathleen Parrish, is filled with beautifully flawed characters struggling to survive the last years of the Great Depression and the epic panorama of World War II. 


Trapped on a tenant farm in 1938 Mississippi, young Towanna Whitaker longs to get his education and “be somebody.” But the cotton harvest comes first, and his pa thinks an eighth-grade education is plenty for a cotton farmer.

When his troubled mother abandons the family, Towanna must choose between his dreams and helping his pa hold the family together. He gives up his education to care for the house and his baby sister, only to lose her in a tragic accident—one he might have prevented. Grief and self-loathing slowly give way to his family’s stubborn love and the shy overtures of Kathy, a local girl, but World War II arrives all to soon to tear them apart. Drafted into the army and deployed to Europe, Towanna must face death, loss, and his deepest fears if he’s to survive the war and find his way home.

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“Second Son is an enthralling depiction of life in the Deep South during the final years of the Great Depression and the hardships of World War II …fresh and deeply personal.”

—Rick Adelmann, best-selling author of the MG&M Detective Agency Mysteries.

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