Best of Texas Book Award for Short Story Collection: Meandering Kudzu by George W. Ramphrey

There are some really funny and amusing stories as well as some hair-raising mysteries in this eclectic collection.

Meandering Kudzu by George W. Ramphrey has received the Best in Texas Book Award for Short Story Collection. The award is presented by the Texas Association of Authors.

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The Story:

The book is a compilation of nine short stories depicting colorful characters in a variety of Mississippi time periods and settings. The stories range from the Civil War to present times.

The poignant stories offer readers a slice of Southern life marked with ebullient wit and penetrating insight into the human spirit struggling to attain goals in life.

The stories are reflective of the ubiquitous spread of the Kudzu vine as it meanders throughout the Southern countryside becoming entrenched into nooks, holes, crooks, and crannies while impacting the fabric of the landscape.

About George W. Ramphrey:

George W. Ramphrey was an educator for forty-three years. He served as teacher, coach, and administrator during his career in Mississippi and Texas. Since his retirement, three years ago, he has published five books.

He’s a songwriter and musician, who plays guitar, harmonica and the Cajun accordion. He has played in various successful bands in different genres throughout the South.

He has served in several capacities in the Dallas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and served as President in 2015 and 2016.

Review by Randy Stroud:

I just finished reading “Meandering Kudzu”, a collection of southern stories written by my friend, George Ramphrey. There are some really funny and amusing stories as well as some hair-raising mysteries in this eclectic collection of southern tales.

Pick up a copy from Amazon. It’s a great read from cover to cover, or if you just want to read a story at a time. I am amazed at George’s memory of the music and culture, and how he brings out local color of decades past as he spins these wonderful stories.

Some of them reminded me of similar incidents in my own life, while others could only be conjured up by George Ramphrey! He’s a great storyteller, and no one can tell these tales like him!

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