Anna was not much to look at, and she did not read. This last fact disqualified her as a candidate for marriage. or so he thought. When his girlfriend of a year announces she is pregnant, an indecisive young man struggles to reconcile his flight of fancies with reality. He searches his life for an answer and finds good times, good books, and perhaps even a solution. A book about small town displacement, religious faith, pornography, and reading, The Anna Journals introduces a strange cast of characters, burnt-out editors, hometown garbage tycoons, unattainable visions of beauty, jailbait sirens, and bitter geniuses. This is the story of a life, a decision, and pages turned. About the Author: Born and raised in Illinois, John Robert Dodd has had two life-long obsessions: movies and books. His first novel The Anna Journals is about the love of the printed page. From avidly collecting comics in grade school, to the high school years of gory covers and lurid murders, into the more prestigious canonized writers from college, John has killed many a Midwestern hour between the covers of a book.