Barker's Pond Paperback – Import, 25 September 2007
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- Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub (25 September 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 263 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1419681370
- ISBN-13 : 978-1419681370
- Item Weight : 313 g
- Dimensions : 13.34 x 1.73 x 20.32 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
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In spite of that, I did find this book worth my time. I think Franks could become a popular writer if a big publisher picked her up and gave her the same editorial help the big names get. Her approach to an old idea (Close the beaches, mayor, there's a shark out there!) is interesting. While I have canoed small rural rivers and streams, I must admit the idea of a huge man-eating snapping turtle would never have occurred to me. While Franks maintains that Tennessee is too far north for an alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys temmincki) a good editor and fact checker could have easily discovered that its territory includes Tennessee and Kentucky. A locally famous 150 lb specimen Named "Big Bill," was caught in the Big Muddy River in Southern Illinois. In spite of these little lapses, Franks portrait of small town Tennessee life rang true and her characters were believable.