Climb in the wagon with me. We’re off to another stop on this short tour!
You may need a blanket for our next journey as we are heading up north to Michigan for a visit with Beem Weeks!
I first met Beem when I joined a book club way back in 2015. His was one of the first books I picked up and read as a part of that club. I have never forgotten Jazz Baby! It made me an instant fan of this talented writer!
Here is just a short excerpt from my review and it really does sum it up:
This novel is written in the style of Faulkner or Steinbeck, revealing torrid secrets that we all prefer to remain hidden. Touching on social issues that beg to remain in the shadows, Beem Weeks has done a great job weaving this tale. The southern dialect is written to perfection and I could see and hear the characters as they spoke. If you like a story that keeps you guessing and makes you gasp a few times, then you’ll like this coming-of-age story about Emily Ann “Baby” Teegarten. How was this going to end for the poverty-stricken southern girl with a gift? Baby Teegarten can sing!
I have often referred to Beem Weeks as the master of “show don’t tell.” He has a way of drawing a strong visual with his words and unique writing style. He has written numerous short stories and has several releases newer than Jazz Baby, but it was that book that made me a forever fan.
If you are a fan of short stories, as I am, Beem has a diverse variety to offer, including some posted on his website.
For more from Beem Weeks, click HERE!
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