Shaking the Sugar Tree by Nick Wilgus

Shaking the Sugar Tree

byNick Wilgus

Kobo ebook | January 31, 2014

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Wise-cracking Wiley Cantrell is loud and roaringly outrageous—and he needs to be to keep his deeply religious neighbors and family in the Deep South at bay. A failed writer on food stamps, Wiley works a minimum wage job and barely manages to keep himself and his deaf son, Noah, more than a stone’s throw away from Dumpster-diving.

Noah was a meth baby and has the birth defects to prove it. He sees how lonely his father is and tries to help him find a boyfriend while Wiley struggles to help Noah have a relationship with his incarcerated mother, who believes the best way to feed a child is with a slingshot. No wonder Noah becomes Wiley’s biggest supporter when Boston nurse Jackson Ledbetter walks past Wiley’s cash register and sets his sugar tree on fire.

Jackson falls like a wet mule wearing concrete boots for Wiley’s sense of humor. And while Wiley represents much of the best of the South, Jackson is hiding a secret that could threaten this new family in the making.

When North meets South, the cultural misunderstandings are many, but so are the laughs, and the tears, but, as they say down in Dixie, it’s all good.

Title:Shaking the Sugar TreeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 31, 2014Publisher:Dreamspinner PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1627984895

ISBN - 13:9781627984898


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A master. This is not only one of the best M-M books I've ever read, it's one of the best books of any genre I've ever read, and I've read a lot of books, everything from the classics to pulp fiction and everything in between. This author is a major talent and a master of dialogue and character. Don't miss the second book in this story, "Stones In The Road".
Date published: 2015-09-02