Stephen Cheek Cane and Able

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Cane and Able

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Some people called them Cane & Able, but to Justin they were just Dad and Abe, two of the greatest men in his life. . .Remember how you felt when you were learning how to drive? You were nervous. You were scared. Your heart raced and your mouth was dry. You were so afraid of failure, you almost called it quits.It's the summer of '59 and young Justin Cane is learning to drive the family farm truck. Able Johnson, his father's longtime, trusted black farmhand becomes his mentor and teacher.Life, as Justin knew it to be, was about to change forever when the two unlikely traveling companions are confronted with the wonder of God's creations and the cruelty of life when they take to the open road.

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Stephen Cheek is a native of Kosciusko, Mississippi, hometown of Oprah. He is married with three children. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University (1972). He lives with his wife Sherrie in their turn of the century colonial style home in the downtown historic district of Kosciusko.

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The setting is summer in the late 50's, southern Mississippi, along the low lands of the Delta and Justin Cane, the son of a farmer, is ready to learn how to drive. One of his father's black farmhands lends his expertise as the two take to the open road. The driving lesson soon turns into an adventure neither had bargained for and Justin learns more than just how to drive his father's truck. Through humor, mishap and racial prejudice, along with the guidance of a loving God and the driven faith of Able Johnson, young Justin Cane soon learns the meaning of integrity and righteousness through the eyes of a black man. Humorous, tense, action filled with distinct southern dialogue, Cane and Able is a perfect fit for the troubled era in which it is set and lends a wonderful insight into the life experience of a family destined to be taken on the journey of a lifetime. Stephen Cheek has a talent for storytelling. A great read overall. --Reviewed by Cindy Bauer Writer/Editor/Reviewer/Interviewer

The urge to embrace the road inevitably trumps nervousness and fear. Cane and Able follows young Justin Cane as he tries to gain his wheels in the late 1950s. His teacher is one of his father's farmhands, and through their travels, Justin Cane learns more than just how to maneuver a vehicle; he learns about life and the harsh side of reality. Cane and Able is a read that will leave readers thinking. Recommended for library distribution. --Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA

I'm still amazed at how well he formed not only the characters themselves, but the situations they were in, the conversations, the thoughts, everything. I'm excited to read another book in the future and I would love to see another book with these same characters- maybe a prequel or sequel Mr. Cheek? :) The book follows Justin and Able, the two main characters. Justin is Mr Canes young son and Able is a trusted farmhand. Their relationship is simple and complex at the same time and you feel like you're riding right along with them for the ride when you read their talks with each other. I felt so many emotions, strong emotions, bubbling up while reading, everything from wanting to just hug Able for being the kind of man he is to wanting to hurt Big Doug for the kind of man he is. It's not just the main characters that get the emotions and thoughts going either- it's all the characters- every single one. --Eva Ledger (Middletown, DE) Goodreads Reviewer

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