New book explores Forsyth County’s bloody history

News from Thornbriar Press For release upon receipt Download pdf version: Press Release 1 Brambleman Examines Forsyth County’s Racist Past A new novel by an award-winning writer and editor focuses attention on one of the most horrific acts of racism in U.S. history and its repercussions “unto the third and fourth generation.” Brambleman tells the story of down-and-out Atlanta writer Charlie Sherman, who is convinced by a mysterious stranger to finish a dead professor’s book about a crime that’s gone unpunished for decades. What Charlie works on is an unwieldy manuscript about the mob-driven expulsion of more than 1,000 blacks from Forsyth County, Georgia in 1912. However, Charlie also uncovers a terrible secret involving a Forsyth County land grab. Due to its…

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Trayvon Martin’s killer kicked out of college

They don’t know where George Zimmerman is, but they know where he’s not. The reason for his withdrawal from Seminole State College, where he was pursuing an Associate’s Degree in general studies: safety–his and everyone else’s. Orlando’s Channel Six has the report.  

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“I was nine years old when they ran us out”

Jacket copy “I was nine years old when they ran us out of Forsyth County in 1912. My father let me take one thing, a baseball he’d bought for me in the spring. I gripped it tight as we pulled away from our house. My mother was expecting my sister then, so she laid down in the back of the wagon. White men on horseback watched us with their rifles pointed in the air. Pop stared forward with the reins in his hands. ‘This is what they do, son,’ he told me. I heard glass break and turned to see a torch fly in our front window. Pop grabbed my head and twisted it so hard my neck hurt. ‘Boy, don’t look…

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Paperback version of Brambleman now available!

The paperback version of Brambleman is now available at Amazon.com for $15.95! You can also download a sample to read at your leisure.   Brambleman A Novel by Jonathan Grant ISBN 978-0-9834921-2-2 ISBN 978-0-9834921-3-9 (ebook) Paperback suggested retail: $18.95 ebook suggested retail:  $8.99 Down-and-out Atlanta writer Charlie Sherman has no idea what madness awaits him when a mysterious stranger convinces him to finish a dead man’s book about a horrific crime that’s gone unpunished for decades. What Charlie inherits is an unwieldy manuscript about the mob-driven expulsion of more than 1,000 blacks from Forsyth County, Georgia in 1912. During the course of his work, Charlie uncovers a terrible secret involving a Forsyth County land grab. Due to its proximity to Atlanta, the stolen…

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Brambleman’s first review: 4 stars

Praise for Brambleman: “This is a very well-written novel … clearly Mr. Grant has the skill required to … write a good story with a complicated plot and a diverse set of characters. (O)verall I found Brambleman to be an interesting and informative read.” — Jane Linsdell, Lindsay and Jane’s Views and Reviews * * * You can download the prologue and Chapter One of Brambleman to read at your pleasure by clicking here. Enjoy!  BRAMBLEMAN A Novel by Jonathan Grant Down-and-out Atlanta writer Charlie Sherman has no idea what madness awaits him when a mysterious stranger convinces him to finish a dead man’s book about a horrific crime that’s gone unpunished for decades. What Charlie inherits is an unwieldy manuscript about…

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