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Parables & People:
Stories of Yesteryear
Author Howard W. Hatcher
ISBN 978-1-935186-25-0
Publisher Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Description 6" x 9" hardcover; 208 pages; archival paper; 12 illustrations; cover art "Cooling Off" used with permission of the artist, Joseph R. Vick; $19.95
Availability November, 2011
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Howard W. Hatcher, Author
PO Box 792
Dunlap, TN 37327 hwhatcher@bledsoe.net
Other books by this author:
Granddaddy Tell Me A Story
Parables and People is a collection of 185 short stories which begin with a farm boy's memories of Williamson County, Tennessee during the 1940's and 1950's. They conclude with stories of laudable people and places in the Sequatchie Valley. Each narrative is limited to one page and emphasizes a moral of spiritual truth. They are based on real life experiences that readers will find entertaining and inspiring.
Library of Congress Control Number 2011912415
Type and design by Karen P. Stone; Cover photograph by Charles Stone; Cover art "Cooling Off"adapted from a drawing by Joseph R. Vick and used by permission.
Garamond Premier Pro on Rose 50# white

It is an honor to write this endorsement for Howard's second book, Parables and People. It is a continuation of the stories of Howard, his family, and friends' walk through life. Some of these stories will bring tears to your eyes, while others will bring a smile to your face.
    Claude Lewis, County Executive Sequatchie County, Tennessee

Blessed with the gift of story telling, Howard Hatcher has created a unique way of taking his memories, connecting them with scripture, and turning them into life's lessons. The stories of College Grove and Williamson County will bring back many memories. Readers of all ages are in for a treat and will feel richly blessed.
    Betty Blue Windrow Dye, Education Professional


About the Author:

Howard Hatcher authored his first book, Granddaddy Tell Me A Story, in 2010. He wrote a popular column for the Dunlap Tribune and The Chattanooga Times Free Press for several years. Hatcher graduated from Middle Tennessee State in 1957. His post college career includes eight years with Borden Foods, thirty four years with USDA Rural Development and ten years as director of the Chamber of Commerce at Dunlap, Tennessee. He is a 51 year member of the Lions Club and an active United Methodist, serving at local and regional levels. His stories are written in a way that can be enjoyed by children and adults.

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