Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Written by: Jamie Zerndt

Ok so the first thing I will talk about is the cover itself. To be completely honest, this cover would never grab my attention nor make me think that the contents would be anything that I would like to read. Its just pink with a fishing lure on it. I know the age old saying don't judge a book by its cover, but it's human nature to do so, and if the cover doesn't grab your attention then the group you are targeting the book towards could be lost.

Definitely has some adult-ish content, the first one you will read will make you laugh, which is a description of a turtle that is sunning itself.

Each chapter is about a different persona and what is going on in their life, There is Shawna, Kay, Douglas, and Paris. I will say some chapters start slow and there are times I had to re-read something because of how it drags a scene out and I lose track, but it was still worth the read. I think many could enjoy this book.

I received a free copy of this e-book free and am giving it an honest review, for my thoughts.


Book Description (from Amazon):

Set in Mercer, Wisconsin, where tensions over Native American fishing rights are escalating, JERKWATER is told from three alternating points-of-view:

Shawna Reynolds, a young Ojibwa woman who doesn’t much care for white people to begin with, and who is quickly being pulled in a direction she may no longer have a desire to resist;

Kay O’Brien, Shawna’s 64-year-old, usually drunk, neighbor who is still grieving the loss of her husband;

And Kay’s son, Douglas, who now finds himself in charge of running the family’s auto repair shop while dealing with his own feelings of guilt.

JERKWATER is a story about the racial tensions churning just beneath the surface of what often appears to be placid, everyday American life.

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