The “Education of Nancy Adams” by Larry Baker is a must read for anyone who has ever taught High School. You will see yourself, your colleges, administrators, School Board Members and, of course, your students.
Set in Fort Jackson a fictitious town south of Jacksonville along the banks of the St. Johns river. Nancy returns to the home of her deceased parents and accepts a job to teach history at the high school she graduated from 20 years earlier. The principle who hired her was a first year teacher back then and the (platonic) love interest of Nancy’s.
The characters are believable and Baker deals with such social issues as racial inequality, sexual harassment, bullying, favoritism and a myriad of other likely teen trauma scenarios, all wrapped up in a good story.
The author of 5 books, “The Flamingo Rising”, “Athens, America”, “A Good Man”, and “Love and Other Delusions”. Larry’s first novel “The Flamingo Rising” was made into a Hallmark Movie.
The Education of Nancy Adams by Larry Baker is now available at the Muse Book Shop, paperback at $17.95.
He will be here for a signing October 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30. I know it is Homecoming, but put us on your homecoming rounds – you won’t regret it.