Drifting Too Far From The Shore


"Chock full of humor, Drifting too Far From the Shore is a beautiful story that makes you feel like you have been transported back to small town America."

- Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump

Readers will fall in love with Muddy "Charlotte" Rewis, a sassy yet reserved southern woman who has a cane and ain't afraid to use it. Muddy believes she is in her last days and longs to reunite in heaven with her deceased husband, Claude, But when Muddy's grandson shoots out a neighbor's front window, an old friendship is renewed, and troubling mysteries irresistibly revived.

Full of humorous moments, Drifting Too Far from the Shore is a wonderful story of small town American South and of making the most of life.

Marketing Information

In a special pre-publication event on August 30, 2016, author Niles Reddick will kick off his book tour at the University of Memphis – Lambuth.The University event  is the first in a series of book events that will take Reddick to bookstores and cultural groups in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida


"Chock full of humor, Drifting too Far From the Shore is a beautiful story that makes you feel like you have been transported back to small town America."

- Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump


Drifting Too Far From the Shore marks extraordinary talent. I can’t remember the last time that I have enjoyed a book this much. It’s beautifully written and compelling, with incredible range. Muddy is richly developed, springing right out of the pages.
– Michael Lee West, author of Crazy Ladies

A brilliant work of storytelling…Reddick throws us into the mind and events of Ms Muddy Rewis and how she handles the waning years of her life. They are not dreary and bleak, but are full of the southern spunk Americans are so accustomed to from the likes of Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, and Harper Lee. His talent for making the mundane interesting, and the ordinary sentimentally extraordinary is a gift…
- Kelly Kusumoto – Senior Editor of Cicatrix Publishing

A fresh, simple story of an elderly woman in a little south Georgia, fictional town. The main character is Muddie Rewis, nick-named "Muddie" for her childhood passion of patting out mudpies on the bottom of a tin washtub to bake in the sun till done…Each chapter heading in Niles Reddick's fine novel pays tribute to Muddie's emotional clashes with self over the futility of trying to fix the entire world. Head-on, she attempts to mete out justice where there is none and bring about peace to her community and family.
.- Janice Daugharty, Southern Literary Review

Author Biography

The author of the prize-winning novel Lead Me Home, Niles Reddick's work has appeared in anthologies Southern Voices in Every Direction (Iris Press) and Unusual Circumstances (Pocol Press) and has been featured in many journals and literary magazines including The Arkansas Review: a Journal of Delta Studies, The Distillery, Southern Reader, Like the Dew, The Orange Willow Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Pomanok Review, Corner Club Press, Slice of Life, Deep South Review, The Red Dirt Review, Faircloth Review, New Southerner, and many others. He works for the University of Memphis at Lambuth in Jackson, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and children.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: September 2016
  • English
  • 9781940333090
  • United States
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 14.99 USD
  • Pages: 200
  • Summertime Publications Inc
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Unpublished
  • Edition: First
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches