"Journey" series by beloved southern author Jackie K. Cooper. The stories in this new book, as well as those in the past books, are based on Cooper's memories of his life in the South. Each story emphasizes an event in Cooper's journey through life and builds an overall picture of a man who is trying to live a life which will get him "back to the garden" where he will be eternally happy as well as at peace. The stories vary in their portrayal of this Everyman's ability to deal with the humorous and the dramatic events we all encounter on our journeys.
Readers of these stories will find a commonality with the author as they
recognize their own situations in his. This sharing of life stories is what has made Cooper's books so endearing and so popular. He writes with a sharp eye and an attuned ear in order to discover the common place occurrences as well as the unique situations.
Jackie K. Cooper is the author of six books of memoirs/short stories. These books concern his life in the South from a childhood in Clinton, South Carolina, to his present life in Georgia.
Each book tries to create remembrances that are common to us all, as well as humorous and/or inspirational stories that will touch both the head and the heart. Cooper is a film critic, a book reviewer and an after dinner speaker. He also teaches writing classes in various schools and to different writing organizations around the South. He and his wife Terry live in Perry, Georgia
Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt
“A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King
For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.
Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.