By Lance Levens of Savannah
265 pages, $15.75 (Fireship Press)
What it’s about: It’s 1963 and 12-year old-Tietam Cane of Macon has been tutored from birth by his kill-all-the-Yankees grandfather. Gradually, the boy comes to realize that he lives in a cocoon spun by his grandfather’s lies, his rage and his brutal family secrets.
The author’s favorite line in the book: “Think God likes you better with your teeth in?”
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Where to find it: Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble Booksellers
By the same author: “A Kaddish for Inhuman Steadman”