The Road from Gap Creek
ISBN: 1616203781
EAN13: 9781616203788
Language: English
Pages: 331
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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One of America's most acclaimed writers returns to the land on which he has staked a literary claim to paint an indelible portrait of a family in a time of unprecedented change. In a compelling weaving of fact and fiction, Robert Morgan introduces a family's captivating story, set during World War II and the Great Depression. Driven by the uncertainties of the future, the family struggles to define itself against the vivid Appalachian landscape. The Road from Gap Creek explores modern American history through the lives of an ordinary family persevering through extraordinary times.
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From the Back Cover Masterful Storytelling.* One of America's most acclaimed writers returns to the land on which he has staked a literary claim to paint an indelible portrait of a family in a time of unprecedented change. In a compelling weaving of fact and fiction, Robert Morgan introduces a family's captivating story, set during World War II and the Great Depression. Driven by the uncertainties of the future, the family struggles to define itself against the vivid Appalachian landscape. The Road from Gap Creek explores modern American history through the lives of an ordinary family persevering through extraordinary times. Morgan pens an eloquent story of stoicism and pain, endurance and courage, ending as all life will, with death and birth. A moving, lyrical saga from a time so distant, yet so near. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review This novel shines with a subtle brilliance . . . Morgan has produced another stellar novel, one with greater depth, diversity and complexity than Gap Creek. -- Minneapolis Star Tribune Robert Morgan has the talent and vast empathy required to bring back the real and deliver it to us as wonderful fiction . . . In The Road from Gap Creek, he delivers another powerhouse novel of his people, with their virtues and failings, wins and losses, loves and sorrows. --Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter's Bone This book must be read for its broad, sagacious wit as well as for its power to convince us of extraordinary courage seen in ordinary life. --Elizabeth Cox, author of The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love Unforgettable characters face the tolls of World War II and the changing of their pocket of America. --*Ivan Doig, author of The Bartender's Tale
From the front Cover Masterful Storytelling.* One of America's most acclaimed writers returns to the land on which he has staked a literary claim to paint an indelible portrait of a family in a time of unprecedented change. In a compelling weaving of fact and fiction, Robert Morgan introduces a family's captivating story, set during World War II and the Great Depression. Driven by the uncertainties of the future, the family struggles to define itself against the vivid Appalachian landscape. The Road from Gap Creek explores modern American history through the lives of an ordinary family persevering through extraordinary times. Morgan pens an eloquent story of stoicism and pain, endurance and courage, ending as all life will, with death and birth. A moving, lyrical saga from a time so distant, yet so near. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review This novel shines with a subtle brilliance . . . Morgan has produced another stellar novel, one with greater depth, diversity and complexity than Gap Creek. -- Minneapolis Star Tribune Robert Morgan has the talent and vast empathy required to bring back the real and deliver it to us as wonderful fiction . . . In The Road from Gap Creek, he delivers another powerhouse novel of his people, with their virtues and failings, wins and losses, loves and sorrows. --Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter's Bone This book must be read for its broad, sagacious wit as well as for its power to convince us of extraordinary courage seen in ordinary life. --Elizabeth Cox, author of The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love Unforgettable characters face the tolls of World War II and the changing of their pocket of America. --*Ivan Doig, author of The Bartender's Tale

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