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Publisher's Summary

It's 1968 in the rural coastline town of Denton, Florida, and the only thing with a tougher life than 12-year-old Jack Turner is a starving dog named Bones. When they meet while Jack is fishing, Jack knows that he and Bones are meant for each other, and he promises his oft-absent alcoholic parents that he'll somehow get a job to pay for his new dog's food and care.

In the process of finding work, Jack meets Hank Pittman, a middle-aged man who lives in a dilapidated school bus at the harbor, and Mrs. Mary Jane Dawson, an eccentric but kind older woman in need of gardening help. As Bones nurses back to health, Hank and Mrs. Dawson become the caring parents Jack never had.

But gossip and lies about Jack's growing relationships lead to an attack on Bones' life and questions about Hank's past. When Hank is put on trial for a crime he didn't commit, everything Jack holds dear is set in the balance of that small-town courtroom.  

Floating Twigs is a timeless coming-of-age story about a boy and his dog, the responsibilities that come with loving others, and how, sometimes, one small moment can change a life forever.

©2018 Charles Tabb (P)2020 Charles Tabb

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DLM

Love this story! Very touching and full of human trials and tribulations. Dog Lives Matter.

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Fantastic Book!

This book captured my attention and held it to the very end. It also caught my heart. I don’t know what I expected, but before I knew it I found myself engulfed in the story as if I was there in the midst of a small town populated by suspicious gossipy people as well as bullies, neglectful parents, and, most importantly, good caring people and a very special dog. If you want a good read not dependent on overwhelming violence or descriptive sex scenes but instead on excellent writing and story telling then this is the book for you!

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Great book

I loved this book. I always enjoy coming of age books and this one really hit the spot.
The characters were so believable. I fell in love with them.
I’m now looking at others by this author.

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What happened to the antagonists??

I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was sucked in immediately for some reason. I’m a huge fan of closure l, and unfortunately, didn’t receive it as far as the main antagonists were concerned. These 2 little snots deserved some sort of karma!

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a great read

I don't write many reviews and I listen to a lot of books. This book kept me interested and entertained The narrator's voice is so nice to listen to, I will miss him reading me to sleep every night. I will definitely be looking for more books from this author and from this narrator. definitely worth the credit I mean you won't regret it.

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Excellent story with perfect narration

The story is told in flashback, describing the events of one pivotal summer from the viewpoint of the young protagonist. The story has depth and enough suspense to hold the listeners attention. The listener gets to know the characters and care about them. It is set in the Florida panhandle, and the narrator obviously has a firm grasp on the dialect. He does an excellent job switching from the adolescent to adult voices and making each individual character come to life. Very enjoyable listening experience!

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Floating Twigs

This book is filled with sadness, happiness and sincere compassion from people who had little to give. It is so heartwarming. I am so glad I chose it. I couldn't stop listening and couldn't wait to begin listening when I did have to stop. 5 stars all the way for sure!

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Fantastic book with a great storyline.

This was a great book. I couldn’t stop listening to it. Looking forward to the next one.

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Narrator is the only thing keeping me listening

Ugh. Like something a 20 y/o might write in literature class. Totally predictable every step of the way, uninteresting characters, some stupidly obvious behaviors spelled out as well as responses by the protagonist. I suppose the floating twigs theme was a metaphor for life...duhhhh. zzzzz. The saving grace was the narrator's great imitation of southern voices, young and old. Narration was a bit soporific, but fortunately it was worth wkaing up to hear the dialogue. Wish I hadn't wasted a credit on this book!😣

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best book of 2022

best. book I've listened to this year 2022. cant wait to listen to part 2