You Can't Meet Jesus Wearing Sneakers: And Other Stories from Morgan Grove

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Kevin Watson's collection of eight short stories all take place in Morgan Grove, a small Ozark town built from bits and pieces of the many towns the author visited while fishing and canoeing the rivers and streams of the Missouri Ozarks. The people, too, are fictitious, but their problems are real. So is the spirit that moves them to visit an introvert's monument, to protect a secret pond, to serve a bad breakfast, and to try and write a kind obituary for the town grouch. A visit to Morgan Grove is like visiting the heart of America.

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Eight short stories, five of which were previously published and/or won awards, including "Sunny Side Up," which won first prize in the 2002 OutRider Press/TallGrass Writers Guild short fiction contest and appeared in the 2002 anthology TAKE TWO—THEY'RE SMALL, and "Some Kind’a Romantic," which was awarded the 2002 Katherine B. Rondthaler Award for Prose.

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KEVIN WATSON was born in Alton, IL, and raised in Gladstone, MO (Kansas City). He has sold shoes, cars, Red Wing boots, industrial cleaning chemicals, welding rod and airplane tickets. He wrote songs in Nashville, TN, for ten years and then moved to Winston-Salem, NC, where he became a proud Salem Sister, earning his BA in English from Salem College, the oldest all-women’s college in the US (est. 1772).

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