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Picking Butter Beans

Steven D. Davis

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  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50"
  • ISBN: 978-0-9911340-0-7
  • Publication Date: 2013-11-30
  • Bookmen Media Group, Inc / Waldman & Co, Inc

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Picking Butter Beans

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Lawyer Jake Travis buried a secret from his childhood a long time ago. After years of running from it, Jake meets Dr. Mel Allen. Together, Jake and Dr. Mel journey through Jake’s past in search for redemption. Jake never dreamed it would be found in a small, east Texas town. From blowing up a moonshine still to high school football antics, the adventures of Jake Travis are outdone only by the cast of colorful characters who shaped him. Before he can be free of the guilt and shame, Jake must pass one crucial test and face the truth that haunts his past.


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“All of us have secrets we have to deal with in this journey called life. This story provides tremendous encouragement for us all to move forward with our lives.” —John Croyle, Big Oak Ranch, Springville, Alabama


 “Picking Butter Beans is a story of perseverance, courage, hope, and the power of truth telling.” —Dr. Robert M. Pitts, Jr., Clinical Psychologist, Birmingham, Alabama


 “Picking Butter Beans brought me back in time when America was less divided but perhaps more naive.  It is a compelling, funny, yet bittersweet visit to a small East Texas town where things are not always what they seem within a family.” —Julie Bossieau, Victor, Idaho


Picking Butter Beans was more than enjoyable—it was moving, touching, poignant.


The banter from the parents transported me back to my own parents’ home, and I felt my own loss for the familiarity of the situation.” —Tammy Nichols, Birmingham, Alabama


 “I just finished Picking Butter Beans. Once I started, I simply couldn’t put it down. I laughed, cried and felt hope in the character Jake Travis.” —Jamie Jacob, Detroit, Michigan


 “When I started reading Picking Butter Beans, I was drawn to my own childhood and read it, cover to cover, without stopping.” —Brad Robinson, Charlotte, North Carolina

Steven D. Davis

Steven D. Davis is a freelance writer and photographer. Founder of the non-profit organization On River Time, Steven’s writing and photography serve to promote and provide income in support of this organization’s missions. While Steven is an insurance broker by trade, his passion lies in his writing, photography, On River Time, and most of all, family.