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Love and Corn and Whatnot


“You can take the boy out of Muskrat Lake,” said Finley, “but you can’t take Muskrat Lake out of the boy.”

This sequel to Trombone Answers finds Parker Graham conquering roughly 51.2% of his fears of the world outside Colby City, Illinois. Intimidated by the "actual intellectuals" he finds at all-male Plainsville College, he plunges ahead, trying to find his writing voice, grappling with religious skepticism, and falling in love with the townie girl he's been "waiting his whole life to find." Set in the early 1980s, the wry and witty narrative also follows Parker--now equipped with a BA in English--into life as a young adult who isn't sure what he has to offer the world.

The Readers Speak...

"Just finished this one, and the ending leaves me hoping we get to follow along on Parker Graham's next adventure. More bumptious martinet encounters, please!"

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