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by Ninie Hammon

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Sarabeth Bingham isn't the stereotypical heroine of sappy contemporary women's fiction. She is flawed, human and real. She has multiple sclerosis and a past filled with the kind of pain that's the mortar for building walls. Home Grown gives crime fiction a heart-and the face of a red-haired woman who didn't set out to be a hero.

Title: Home Grown (Modern Contemporary Fiction) Author(s): Ninie Hammon ISBN: 799035-6-4, 978-799035-6-4 (USA .

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DON'T MESS WITH A WOMAN WHO BUYS INK BY THE BARREL          FACT...           In 1989, federal authorities busted what they called the Cornbread Mafia, the largest domestic marijuana growing operation in American history. They confiscated 182 tons of pot with a street value--in 1989!--of $400 million. Federal marshals arrested 56 men in 5 states...but they all came from one small town in Kentucky.           FICTION...            Somebody murdered Jim Bingham, shot him dead in front of his own newspaper office in the small town of Brewster, and now his heartbroken daughter must abandon the world of academic journalism for the real world of running the newspaper he left behind.            But Sarabeth Bingham soon discovers that marijuana-growing has corrupted the idyllic small town where she grew up.            The sheriff can't get a marijuana conviction because the county's jury pool is tainted.            Her cousin grows weed and has lost his wife and daughter to the world of drugs.            Sarabeth finds herself falling for a handsome bourbon distillery owner she's convinced is financing his business with dope money.           And a ruthless farmer named Bubba Jamison will do anything--absolutely anything--to protect his empire.           After 3 children find dope money in an abandoned building and the dopers kidnap them to get it back, Sarabeth heeds the words on the plaque that has hung above her father's desk for as long as she can remember: "Don't mess with a man who buys ink by the barrel!"           In a blazing front-page editorial in the next issue of the Callison County Tribune, Sarabeth declares war on the marijuana-growing industry! Now, the growers have to shut Sarabeth up and she soon learns a terrifying lesson:  dopers fight dirty. * * *            Home Grown isn't the true story of the rise and fall of the Cornbread Mafia, not from a historical perspective; thrillers like this are too intricately woven to stick to the facts. But the novel is as real as what actually did happen, a mystery thrillers and suspense story with a female protagonist who grabs the reader by the lapels and drags him into the action to live it with her. Sarabeth Bingham isn't the stereotypical heroine of sappy contemporary women's fiction. She is flawed, human and real. She has multiple sclerosis and a past filled with the kind of pain that's the mortar for building walls. Home Grown gives crime fiction a heart--and the face of a red-haired woman who didn't set out to be a hero.  READERS praise Home Grown   (Goodreads and Amazon.com) Her books will entertain you and keep you flipping the pages. She pulls no punches, and no characters are safe. But she will also move you emotionally. This is the 4th Hammon novel I've read, and I can't wait for her 5th. Bestselling author Eric Wilson, Top 100 Amazon ReviewerNinie has a way of sharing the real happenings of that time period through fiction and protecting the real people involved. I know because I live in the small town she wrote about. ohsolmaMystery, thrillers and suspense stories and historical thrillers are the genres I most enjoy, and Home Grown has a reality and believability that's rare in crime fiction. I felt like I knew Bubba Jamison and I wanted to choke him. I hurt for the children caught up in it all. The novel may be billed as women's fiction, but I'm a man and it's one of the best dramas I've ever read. B.J. Frye The fact that this book is fiction, but based on events that actually took place makes it all the more gripping. I was hooked from the very first chapter. This is the first book of Hammon's that I have read. I shall definitely be reading her others. Shirley FordHome Grown is based on a true story from 30 years ago but the greed and evil felt very contemporary. Women will identify with the female protagonist, Sarabeth Bingham because she's no superwoman. Her vulnerability moves the book beyond typical crime fiction. Sarah Bridges

Comments: (7)

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This story is realistic and depressing. It begins with a murder.

One of the main characters is Bubba, who has his own dope growing operation. He cut the vocal cords of a puppy so he could have a silent attack dog.

His daughter is going insane and uses dope to maintain her fragile hold on sanity. Of course Bubba and his son laugh at her.

There is nothing joyous, humorous or entertaining. It is despair, destruction and death.

Remember this is my personal opinion and does not reflect on the author.
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"Home Grown" by Ninie Hammon is a good story, and is, for the most part, engagingly told. The first four chapters or so, which are pretty much a sort of setting of the scene and introducing the main characters and their personalities (though mostly in story form, not just a bunch of information), might tend to discourage some from finishing the book; they might come across as a little slow-paced. I would urge you to read on! It's worth it.

I've read three of Hammon's books, and this is my favorite so far.
I am a fan of Ninie Hammon, and her other books kept me interested from start to finish. This book, however, was a slow and somewhat annoying read. Hears why I rated it two stars. As other famous people have noted, "If you want to send a message, try the Western Union. (Moss Hart?).
I realize all stories have a theme and or message, but usually, it's subtle. The message in Home Grown, however, felt more like a sledge hammer. I wanted a story, not a sermon and this book felt like a sermon on the evils of marijuana. Whether I agree or disagree is beside the point. I simply found this book, a bit heavy handed and not very entertaining. The characters were okay but I never really felt as if I knew them well. The plot was somewhat credible but preachy. Home Grown: A Novel
I really liked this book though in a lot of ways I can see where the book could be a downer for some folks. I will say not everyone will like it. The short version is that the book is about the damage the marijuana growing business does to a county in Kentucky, The small town newspaper editor was killed and his daughter comes in to take it over and starts her campaign against the dope business in the county which is of course not well received by everyone there. This is not a bunny rabbits and sunshine book. Things seem to frequently take a turn for the worse. There is some fairly graphic violence though it fits the story. Some basically good folks get hurt. But the whole thing seemed entirely plausible to me. The characters were well developed and the dialogue seemed realistic. The method of story telling often took the story to a point, then dropped back a bit in the past with different characters in a different location - sort of a "meanwhile back at the ranch - yesterday" type thing. I was OK with it and didn't find it confusing. The writing and editing were good. The story line had twists and therefore was not predictable. The ending was tense but I thought plausible.
We don't get off our motorcycles when we ride through some parts of the beautiful Kentucky hills. Ninie had me gasping at some of her descriptions of the countryside. I've been there. I've seen those same sights. I've seen a lot of TV shows and books written about the marijuana growth business from down in that area...but NEVER one that actually made a part of it. I "lived" in those hills while reading the book. My mom had MS...9e's descriptions of the disease were spot on. What a great researcher she is. I cheered. I giggled. I cried. I read until 3 in the morning...thinking, "One more chapter, and then I'll sleep." But I couldn't put it down until sleep snatched me. I came through Louisville a few months ago...a big black cloud crossing I64...one of the distilleries around 4th street was burning. I know this happened after she wrote the book, but what great descriptions she gave of that event. Very few spelling errors (or typos?) and a couple of places where I had to re-read 3 or 4 times to try to make it make sense...which I couldn't get it to do, but an absolutely wonderful book with fleshed out absolutely lovable characters.
I am, under the laws of the state in which I live, a legal user of medical cannabis, as evidenced by a document issued by the state. Why do I mention this? Only because this book has been interpreted by some as an attack on marijuana. Read properly, it's not an attack on marijuana--it's an attack on illegal marijuana, and never addresses the benefits or non-benefits of cannabis. What it does, and does very well, is to document the environment that can result from the illegal growth of the "weed", and the related violence and corruption inspired by the profitability of illegal drugs. The same argument can be made against other illegal drugs and the people that traffic in them; and in the past, when alcohol was banned. It's a harrowing picture, and Ms. Hammon has done a great job of showing it. Read it if you want to be informed, but if all you want is light entertainment, give it a pass.You would be disappointed.
The book started off a bit slow, I guess it needed to explain the characters.
Woman moves home after her father is shot. She takes over his small town newspaper.
Not your usual deceptive mystery, because she's a non-detctive.
Small town Kentucky is overrun by pot growers. Poor coal town now a rich pot town, so no one wants the crop destroyed, even if some young innocents go to prison for years.
The head pot grower is a mean, sinister character, and she is no match for his evil, but she persists.

Can she live long enough to bring him down? Even if the town doesn't care?
I thought it would be a "Make drugs legal" story, but everyone involved eventually loses.
It's not the drug cartel, but if your family is starving, how far would you go?

The last 2/3 was riveting, I stayed up until 3 am to finish it.
I was a bit disappointed that some of the good people didn't survive, but that's life in the drug culture.
Home Grown (Modern Contemporary Fiction) download epub
Women's Fiction
Author: Ninie Hammon
ISBN: 0979903564
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Women's Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Bay Forest Books (September 1, 2010)
Pages: 356 pages