I agree with everyone else opinion about this different flavor book, but I'm just finishing "Water People", so I have a few more stories to go to digest it all.
Thing is, I didn't live in that time era, but I felt like I did. I do have a connection with it somehow. I'm sure others do also. Thats the genius of your writing style Jim, it pulls the reader into the story and makes em part of it. Don't ask me how I come up with my thoughts on this. I just was SO HAPPY, Bobby Joe made amends with Skeeter.
I'm reading "Texas City, 1947" right now. My Dad had rheumatic fever at 14 years old and spent 9 months in bed reading lots of books. But I don't think nobody put a silver dime around his neck as a gris gris or talisman.
I didn't write this as a spoiler for anyone, just a hint that its another outstanding JLB work of literary art. Later,