Morning Edition on Thursday, August 15: 'THE PLANTER' BY PAT JOBE
Some stories catch your interest at a time in your life when you most need a distraction. 'The Planter', by Rutherford County native Pat Jobe, is one of those stories. It is a book that in so many way defies definition, and I think that's good. It could be a fantasy; it could be true; it could be inspirational; it could appeal to agnostics or even those who don't believe in anything.
In this case, it's all of those things. Jobe calls it a short novel, and that it may be, but it will stay with me. Tune in to hear my conversation with Pat Jobe.