Hush, Boy

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About the author:
George Beddingfield is a physician. Born in Valdosta, Georgia, he attended Emory University and earned his MD degree from Tulane University. He retired from surgical practice and from hospital accreditation surveys for The Joint Commission in 2008 to devote himself full time to fiction writing. Unannounced, the first novel in the Jonathan Harding/Peter Larsen trilogy was published in 2011. Conditional followed in 2012, and this prequel, Hush, Boy completes the series. George lives in San Antonio. He is currently working on a novel based upon some of his travels in Europe. All are invited to follow the progress of that novel at E-mail comments are welcome at

Hush, Boy

Authored by George Beddingfield

HUSH, BOY, a novel about Jonathan Harding, a young boy growing up in the Deep South, is an adventure in storytelling. This third book of a trilogy about Dr. Jonathan Harding, thoracic surgeon and hospital accreditation surveyor, is structured as a prequel to the other two. The young Jonathan longs to be older, like all the people in his life, and he searches for ways to make his grandfather love him. A curious boy, his questions about the departure of his father, about sex, about race, about life itself, are never answered by the adults around him. The only answer he gets is, "Hush, boy, we don't talk about that."
Some of the novel's chapters depict Jonathan telling his growing-up stories to his close friend, FBI Agent Peter Larsen, and their discussions about whether to include them in a novel Jonathan is writing.
Against odds, the young adult Jonathan makes it through medical school and a grueling surgical residency. Grown up at last, he finally discovers the truth about his late grandfather's love and devotion.

Publication Date:
1484942256 / 9781484942253
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Coming of Age

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