May 5, 2013

Paperboy

cover image of Paperboy
Vince Vawter

Little Man agrees to take over his friend’s paper route for a month during the summer of 1959 in segregated Memphis. An excellent listener and keen observer, Little Man suffers from stuttering and usually avoids interacting with people other than his mother and beloved housekeeper. Being a paperboy forces him to engage in the outside world where he meets memorable characters such as hard-drinking Mrs. Worthington, kind and insightful Mr. Spiro, and scary junkman Ara T. Author Vawter draws on his own childhood experiences in this debut novel filled with believable characters and heartfelt moments in an authentic Southern setting. Ages 9-11