I Hear Smoke!

By Dr. Sherry A. White
Regular price $37.00

I Hear Smoke! is a blistering recount of how two families collide (the Halfacre’s and the Toogood’s) as they survive the underbelly of the rural south from the 1930s through 1975. The multi-generational saga is riddled with humor, secrets, hardships, gut-wrenching loss, and self-acceptance. The historical references of the period’s pop culture and winding path of humorous, cleverly written short story-like chapters will keep readers spellbound from start to finish. I Hear Smoke! is an explicit reminder to some readers of positive and not so positive nostalgia from their childhood.

About the Author

Dr. Sherry A. White has lived in the south all of her life, making her an expert in the field of southernism culture. She currently resides in Pensacola, Florida. Dr. White is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama. She has worked as CEO for a charity serving children and adults with developmental disabilities for the past thirty plus years. 

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Published: 2023
Page Count: 366

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Cristal VB
A sweet southern bell special

Have you ever read a book so good you have to brag? Well that's this book. So great I'm buying more copies to give as gifts. I'm so excited to share the joy of reading this amazing literature with those I love.


Drop the Mic, Dr. White you have done it! Please give us another book.

Loved this glimpse into a relatable era

Finished reading "I Hear Smoke!". Was not prepared for the ending. This quick read brought back so many memories of growing up in the South. You learn so much about the characters as they narrate each chapter from their perspective. Awesome job Sherry White!

I Hear Smoke

WOW! Did not expect the outcome. Loved this story. Author seemed to know the characters personally. Hope the movie is coming soon.

I Read & I Love, I Hear Smoke!

I Hear Smoke! was an overall great read. By having chapters with different characters’ points of view, it helped give a colorful depiction of what it was like growing up in rural Alabama. From the young and outspoken Ali to the loving and often-misunderstood character Loucandy, I thoroughly enjoyed this book in its entirety. I Hear Smoke! made me laugh and cry, but most importantly made me feel as if I was part of a small country community that always has the ability to find the humor and tenderness within the hardships of everyday life.