Book Of The Day – Spit Of A Minute

by Ron on June 24, 2015

Today’s Book of the Day is a Literary Fiction saga by Dixie Burns and it’s 67% off for a limited time. Spit of a Minute has a 4.4 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“I laughed, I cried, I got angry and then I did it all again. I can not wait to read the next book by this very talented author!!” Darlene – Amazon Reviewer

Spit of a Minute
by Dixie Burns
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $2


Dixie Burns has written a sweeping epic about the hopelessness of the Southern poor. For her first novel, the ambitious scope of Spit of A Minute is truly breathtaking. Not to mention that the dialect is spot on throughout. (Yes, that is how us Southerners talk).

Starting in 1928, Spit of a Minute follows Queenie and her family from the barnyard floor of a dirt farm in Tennessee to Hell’s Kitchen in New York City. From gypsies to Jezebels, mules to monkeys and everything in between, the author crafts a rich slate of Flannery O’Connor-esque characters.

You cannot help but find yourself pulling for them all, even the mean, low-down drunks and the whores. Make no mistake however, Queenie’s is not a sappy coming of age story.

Ms. Dixie fearlessly pulls no punches.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I love to read books about rural southern life in the 40’s and 50’s. This book didn’t disappoint. I grew to love most of the characters, flaws and all. I was sad when it ended, immediately went to look for more books by this author. I hope she delivers another one soon!


I can’t believe this is her first novel. I gave this five stars because the story flowed well and held my attention to the end. Raised in the South, I’ve known this type of family and she has it nailed! Will be looking for more from Linda Dickson.


“Spit of a Minute” is an outstanding novel. Linda writes in a southern dialect and can turn a phrase with the ease of masters. The characters are well woven throughout the story, drawing the reader into their lives. I can’t wait to read more of Linda’s books!


This is a great story, exceptionally written by a skilled, talented, and grossly underrated author who’s writing ability is second to none. I enjoyed every page and my attention never drifted during the story. Author’s use of the language is creative, enthralling, and imaginative from scene to scene. I highly recommend this book.


What a great job for a first book. The Southern dialect jumps from the pages and makes me hear as well as feel for the characters. The storyline draws you into the life and times of this era and made me laugh as well as cry as I remember many of these historic moments. Please write a sequel and keep them coming.

Get Spit of a Minute here: Spit of a Minute

About The Author

Dixie Burns is a native Nashvillian. A fifth generation native on both sides, she writes what she knows and makes up the rest.
“Spit of a Minute,” published almost two years ago and has exceeded all my expectations. I thank all of you who have read the book and bless your heart if you reviewed too! I listen to what you say.
Most recently, I’ve published a second novel titled, “What If It’s True?” This book came about as I was cleaning the kitchen counters. The TV was talking behind my back. The story of football coaches, locker rooms, and young boys was spilling into my thoughts. I thought how could anybody know this was going on and not do something? Which led me to ask myself if I’d ever heard a rumor, suspected anything, or had definite knowledge of something I should have pursued? I had. I heard a rumor. I dismissed it and hopefully, that is all it was. A rumor.
Still, I wonder. What If It’s True?

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Dixie Burns and ENT appreciate it.


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