By James Kennedy George Jr.
James Kennedy George Jr. grew up in the southern Appalachian Mountains. His debut novel, Reunion, takes readers to a 45th year high school reunion. The story is a deeply personal journey of discovery. It lays bare the angst and confusion of coming-of-age on the edges of America's moral awakening to civil rights. There are familiar themes of hot rods, heart throbs, and early rock and rolland darkness as well, of family secrets and silent suffering.