The Pecan Man

The Pecan Man

by Cassie Dandridge Selleck


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The Pecan Man is a work of Southern fiction whose first chapter was the First Place winner of the 2006 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition in the Unpublished Novel category.

In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more truth about herself than she could ever have imagined.

This novel has been described as To Kill a Mockingbird meets The Help.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615590585
Publisher: The Pecan Man
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cassie Dandridge
is a native of Leesburg, Florida, the town that inspired the fictional Mayville of The Pecan Man.
She now makes her home on the banks of the Suwannee River in Northwest Florida with her husband, Perry. A writer at heart, she is also the marketing director for Anderson Crane and Bridge Technologies, Inc.

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The Pecan Man 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just ok with me. yes, lessons are there but a little unbelievable
MWgal More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story told in a concise, meaningful little book.
memaJ More than 1 year ago
interesting made me think so much of the many injustices we still do today. good book for a discussion group.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story with so many it one of those that tempt you to turn to the last page.  It has been added to my favorites list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, well written
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but packed with meaning. Enjoyed reading and took me all of one day to finish.
Annehared More than 1 year ago
A gem! Truth, lies, and g(G)race entwine. Read it with To Kill a Mockingbird for a forty-year- later comparison.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a day. Great story and made you think about the reality of it. I am recommending it to everyone.