Alone Among the Living
A Memoir of the Floyd Hoard Murder

G. Richard Hoard


"This extraordinary book is eloquent testimony to the power of forgiveness. In its craft, its compassion, and its humanity, Alone among the Living is more than a wonderful book. It is simply magnificent—a book of lasting value."
—Philip Lee Williams, author of A Distant Flame

"An important book about one of the most tragic events in Georgia's history. This personal account not only documents the key events surrounding the murder of a respected lawman, but also captures the angst of a young man whose life was forever changed by those events."
Jackson Herald

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When I was twenty I came face to face with the old man convicted of paying five thousand dollars for the murder of my father.

From the gripping first line of this true story, you will follow a young man's journey through grief and despair to acceptance and forgiveness. Summoning the memories of the events surrounding the August 7, 1967, car bombing of Jackson County, Georgia, prosecutor Floyd "Fuzzy" Hoard, Alone among the Living is G. Richard Hoard's remembrance of the father he lost that day and his subsequent struggle to come to terms with the murder.

Page count: 272 pp.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5


List price: $22.95

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G. Richard Hoard has won writing awards from the Georgia Press Association, the Salvation Army, and the AMMY Foundation. He has taught literature and composition in high school, and speech communication in college while serving as pastor of Oconee River Methodist Church in Bishop, Georgia. Hoard is also author of a work of fiction The Race Before Us. He lives in Watkinsville, Georgia.