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Spotlight on Memoir — The Wisdom of Winter

6 Sep

I am so pleased to spotlight the latest book by Jackie K. Cooper. His memoir, The Wisdom of Winter, released yesterday. The subtile, Reflections from The Journey, is perfect for the stories gathered over the last 30 years that Jackie shares. This collection promises to be something very special. You can discover more about Jackie and his book below.

Jackie will be joining our local book festival, Turning A New Page, in January as a panelist.

Jackie K. Cooper has spent the last three decades of his life gathering his memories of growing up in the South. He has studied the various seasons of his life and having reached the winter season, he offers reflections on lessons learned, the people who have influenced him, the role of God’s hand in his journey, and the good fortune with which he has been blessed. These stories are presented in a narrative format and are as easy to absorb as a conversation between two friends spending an afternoon on the porch on a breezy summery day. The tea is sweet, and the stories are a mixture of the funny and the sad, but still heartwarming. Cooper’s collection of his “wisdom of winter” is here to be shared, so open this book and let your mind be free to rest and relax, to listen and learn, to anticipate and appreciate.

Jackie K. Cooper was born in South Carolina and now lives in Georgia. He is the married father of two sons and the proud grandparent of a boy and three girls.

He is familiar to people living in the middle Georgia area as the “entertainment man” since his entertainment reviews run in newspapers and are shown on television there. His short stories have been used as commentary on Georgia Public Radio. He also keeps active appearing as an after dinner speaker for various events.

Cooper has lived an exceptionally interesting life and portions of it were contained in his first book “JOURNEY OF A GENTLE SOUTHERN MAN”. The journey continued in “CHANCES AND CHOICES”. His third book “HALFWAY HOME” was published by Mercer University Press in October 2004. His fourth book THE BOOK BINDER was published in the fall of 2006.