Miss Fannie Mae's Girls: A Southern Tale of Life Lost and Love Found

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“Miss Fannie Mae’s Girls” is a Southern tale of life lost and love found. It is the story of an elderly African-American woman born in Macon County, Georgia, her ancestors and her descendants. The story spans a period of time from the pre-Civil War era in the Deep South up until 2009. The book parallels actual events in history up to and including the election of President Barack Obama. The story has the agony, pain, and suffering of racial strife throughout generations in South Georgia and the Deep South. Fannie Mae’s father was abducted by the Ku Klux Klan in 1927, never to be seen again. The book however has a happy ending based on acceptance, redemption, love, and forgiveness. The book also includes a collection of southern-style comfort food recipes, “Miss Fannie Mae’s Sunday Supper Cookbook” and “The New Ebenezer First Missionary Baptist Church Women’s Auxiliary Cookbook.” The book is designed to be a keepsake to be shared with family and friends.

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The author Larry Batchelor was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Larry spent his formative years living in the city and spending his summers at his Grandmother Rosalie’s farm in Southern New Jersey. Down the road was her father Henry Kleckly’s farm. Larry’s great-grandfather Henry lived to be 106 years old; he was the oldest living resident of Atlantic County New Jersey at the time of his death. Old man Henry who nicknamed Larry “Grasshopper” and “Stinging Worm” once called his great-Grandson an “old man in a young man’s body.” Henry Kleckly was such a colorful and interesting man of African-American and Native-American descent that he easily became one of Larry’s earliest influences in character studies. His grandmother Rosalie who passed away in 1993 still remains a driving force in his life.

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Readers who grew up with similar backgrounds will probably find a lot to love in Batchelor s simple but heart-warming story. Like all families, the Turners have their fair share of heartbreak and challenges. But like only the luckiest of families, the Turners successfully recover from their losses and hardships. They may even love each other a little more. The Turners certainly know the magnificent and unique joy that comes from a large, albeit chaotic, family. There is never a dull moment with this family. Although this book is penned as a novel it reads more like a biography. The author has diligently recounted the history of his Southern family. Dates, locations, births and deaths are well-recorded and the author has done a good job of including relevant American history along the way as well. Also, there is the added bonus of quite a few recipes. The Supper Cookbook seems to be the perfect homage to Miss Fannie Mae. She has a recipe for every meal, Southern style. Baked Ham, Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Lemon Pie and Berry, Banana, and Peach Trifle are but a few of the recipes included in Batchelor s book. Readers will most likely keep this book in the kitchen instead of the library. Miss Fannie Mae s Girls: A Southern Tale of Life Lost and Love Found by Larry Batchelor is a very sweet book, and the love for the author s family comes through loud and clear. --Jennifer Gooch Hummer for Reader Views

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