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Magee's Blue #3

by Donald Whittington

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Magee's Blue #3 by Donald Whittington
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    Apr 2000, 291 pages

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The touching story of a rural family struggling to stick together against all odds, and of a young boy's battle against self-blame for his family's flaws.

Magee's Blue #3 tells the touching story of a rural family struggling to stick together against all odds, and of a young boy's battle against self-blame for his family's flaws.

The story follows young Cleve Magee as his life turns upside down in the space of a few short months. Funny and moving, it is a novel about family and faith, and being young enough to think you are the center of the world, and learning to adapt when you find you are not.

Chapter One

Grousing and grumbling like a badger with the redass, I stumbled out of the house into the pre-dawn gloom. Buddy's old squirrel dog Oscar thumped his tail but didn't bother opening his eyes. A seasoned veteran of these early mornings, Oscar knew the drill and would catch his extra winks while he could.

Now Oscar's a pretty stupid name for a dog, I know, but then he ain't my dog, so there you go.

I fetched my Wolverines from the utility shed alongside the carport and took my time sitting on the back door steps to struggle into them. The hogs weren't going anywhere, and I needed to wake up better. The boots didn't fit worth a damn, but I'd bought and paid for them myself and was determined to wear them out. Mamma thought me ignorant for spending so much money on a pair of work boots, but I'd bought into all their ads and had to learn for myself.

Boots done, I took a minute to lean my head back against the storm door and close my ...

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Reviewer's Choice. Cleve Magee's life turns upside down in the space of a few short months. Funny and moving, Magee's Blue #3 is a novel about family and faith, and of being young enough to think you are the center of the world -- then learning to adapt when it turns out that your not. Author Donald Whittington spins a thoroughly entertaining story that is engaging, exceptionally well written, and reader friendly as we settle in for the ride and thoroughly enjoy the trip. Magee's Blue #3 will send its readers in a dedicated search for Whittington's twelve other novels.

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