Waiting for the Evening News: Stories of the Deep South by Tim Gautreaux
Somewhere sad and others funny but all maintained an honesty and openess.
The courtship of Merlin LeBlanc and Welding with children are two about grandfathers having a second chance in bringing up children after messing up first time.
License to Steal is about a no good useless man who's long suffering wife runs out on him and he's left to fend for himself. And there are a few others that are good as well.
Take your time to read and enjoy it however beware it's not about excapism or fixing things because Tim Gautreaux maintains a realistic truthness throughout.