Kentucky Love

by Joe Coomer. St. Martin’s Marek, $12.95. It is the voice of Mr. Coomer’s narrator that creates the interest in this novel. The events are undergraduate horseplay, lost love, and visits to grandfather’s farm, but these commonplace materials are reported by a young man with a humorous turn of phrase and an imagination capable of unexpected leaps and unpredictable perceptions. He is a charmer, and therefore his story charms the reader.