The Pecan Man
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The Pecan Man


The Pecan Man is a work of Southern fiction whose first chapter was the First Place winner of the 2006 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition in the Unpublished Novel category. In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more truth about herself than she could ever have imagined. This novel has been described as To Kill a Mockingbird meets The Help.

Title:The Pecan Man
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:146 pages

    The Pecan Man Reviews

  • Brina
    May 12, 2016

    I give around 4.3 stars to The Pecan Man, a debut self published novel by Cassie Dandridge Selleck. A native of northern Florida, Dandridge got the ideas for the three main characters in the novel fro...

  • Jen
    Jan 05, 2016

    It's the 70's. A crime happens to a young black child. A white has committed the crime but a black takes the fall. Lies and truths start to blend.But really this is more about Ora Lee Beckworth, a sou...

  • Stephanie
    Nov 18, 2016

    Heartwarming, sad debut historical fiction set in 1970's South (USA)... I'm so thankful for the glowing reviews of some of my Goodreads friends that inspired me to pick up this gem!! The Pecan Man w...

  • Carol
    Jan 01, 2017

    "Once you tell a lie, you have to keep tellin' and tellin' and tellin' to make it stand."Ora Lee Beckworth is a widow, but one matter-of-fact tough little southern lady. She is generous, protective of...

  • Elyse
    Sep 22, 2016

    Audiobook - Immediately, I thought of "To Kill A Mockingbird" as I listened to this story on my walks, which is one of my favorite books in the world! There is a similar feeling and atmosphere .....Co...

  • Linda
    Jan 24, 2017

    Yep, The Pecan Man kept nudging me along the way. He left tiny bits of shells here and there that seemed to crunch under foot. "I know that you are there waiting in the stillness. I promised." Until a...

  • Diane S ?
    Dec 16, 2015

    Sometimes you can just start reading a book and tell, this book will break your heart and it did. A very simply told story by a very flawed Ora. A story with many moral implications and one that left ...

  • Candi
    Jan 23, 2016

    4 starsOra Lee Beckworth is a woman I just had to admire for her spunk, her flaws, her desire to do the right thing, and her growth as an individual. Set in Florida during the mid-1970's, the widowed ...

  • Cathrine ??
    Jan 08, 2017

    3.75★At just under 150 pages this is a small gem and perfect reading material during those in between times when you need something that will not make demands on you. As an added bonus I could only ...

  • Karen
    Jan 04, 2016

    So I really liked this book set in Florida, beginning in the 1960's, mostly about a wealthy white widow, her black maid, and a homeless old black man who lives in the woods. It's an endearing story th...

About Cassie Dandridge Selleck

Cassie Dandridge Selleck

Born and raised in Central Florida, Cassie now makes her home on the banks of the Suwannee River in North Florida with her husband of twenty-five years and their tiny but terrifying chihuahua. A late-bloomer, Cassie worked in several careers before settling in to the writer's life. These included ten years at Merrill Lynch, several years as an Outreach Coordinator for a tri-county public library s