The Pecan Man
Date: July 2014
Duration: 6 hours 13 minutes
The Pecan Man is abeautiful work of Southern fiction whose first chapter was the first-placewinner of the 2006 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition in the unpublished novel category.
In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, OraLee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhoodchildren call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever heappears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp,the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-fiveyears later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narratingher story, Ora discovers more about herself than she could ever haveimagined. This novel has been described as ToKill a Mockingbird meets The Help.