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Janis Owens

AMERICAN GHOST

AMERICAN GHOST is a complex and compulsively readable novel about love and identity. Jolie Hoyt is a small town girl living in panhandle Florida. Her father is a Pentecostal preacher who sells insurance on the side and her best friend is a lively southern beauty hoping to pursue a degree in interior design. Jolie is ambitious, lonely, whip-smart, and all-too-aware of her family’s closet full of secrets and long-held distrust of outsiders. But she throws caution to the wind when she meets and falls in love with Sam Lense, a Jewish graduate student from Miami in town to study the ethnic make-up of the region. Jolie and Sam’s love affair ends abruptly when Sam is discovered to have pried too deeply into the town’s dark racial past and a lynching with ties to Jolie’s family. He returns to Miami following a...

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THE CRACKER KITCHEN

More than 150 recipes plus family remembrances and cultural history make up this irresistible salute to Cracker heritage - with an Introduction by Pat Conroy.

Crackers, rednecks, hillbillies and country boys have long been the brunt of many jokes, yet this old southern culture is a rich and vibrant part of American history. In The Cracker Kitchen, novelist Janis Owens traces the root of the word Cracker back to its origins and through its proliferation in America to offer an anthropological exploration of this group of proud, fiercely independent Americans who have a deep love of their families, country, stories and food. Owens presents a hilarious and heartwarming celebration of Cracker culture sure to entertain anyone with a taste for fried chicken and fish frys, a passion for hunting season, and a secret love of NASCAR...

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