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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I’m going to pay The Jasper Creed by William Jarvis one of the highest compliments I can for this type of novel. Throughout the book the voice and tone sounded exactly like the late great Pat Conroy. So if you are a Pat Conroy fan, and I know many of you are, you can simply stop reading this review and buy The Jasper Creed. You won’t regret it. It is a well written novel and it rings true with everything I know about the South and the people from small towns who make up most of her population. I know what I am talking about because I am from Alabama, and these people are my friends, family, and loved ones. Jarvis tells their story like a pro and though I haven’t read anything else by him, I’m going to make a prediction. If he keeps writing, he will become the next great southern writer. And that is a long proud line.
Like many books about the South, The Jasper Creed centers around a sport. In my home town, and most small towns in Alabama, that sport would have been football. But in Jasper, Tennessee, it is baseball. William Jarvis tells this tale with all the authority of someone who knows a lot about southern towns and southern secrets. The plot rings true. The setting is spot on. The characters are portrayed so well that I thought some of them seemed exactly like people I know. This is a story of vanished youth and secrets so powerful that to unleash them would rock a town to its foundations. But most of all, this is good writing. Writing you get once in a generation, if you are lucky.