eBook Gap Creek epub

by Robert Morgan

eBook Gap Creek epub
  • ISBN: 0732267676
  • Author: Robert Morgan
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd (December 20, 2000)
  • ePUB size: 1253 kb
  • FB2 size 1558 kb
  • Formats rtf doc lit lrf


Gap Creek (1999, ISBN 1-56512-242-9) is a novel by American writer Robert Morgan, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in January 2000. The paperback version was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill on August 21, 2012

Gap Creek (1999, ISBN 1-56512-242-9) is a novel by American writer Robert Morgan, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in January 2000. The paperback version was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill on August 21, 2012. Gap Creek is a sequel to Morgan's other novel, The Truest Pleasure. Gap Creek is a story about a strong young woman trying to make sense of the events in her life; death, marriage and parenthood don't dampen her spirits.

In this novel, Morgan returns to the vivid world of the Appalachian high country to follow Julie and Hank in their new life on Gap Creek and their efforts to make sense of the world in the last years of the nineteenth century.

Oprah Book Club® Selection, January 2000: Robert Morgan's Gap Creek opens with one wrenching death and ends with another. In between, this novel of turn-of-the-century Appalachian life works in fire, flood, swindlers, sickness, and starvation-a truly biblical assortment of plagues, all visited on the sturdy shoulders of 17-year-old Julie Harmon. But if you want to escape to a time gone by and actually feel like you are living the life of the main character GET THIS BOOK. The descriptions are great, the scenes, sounds, sites, smells, are all there. I loved to pick the book, escape back into Gap Creek for a short period of time, put the book away, and then repeat.

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GAP CREEK ALSO BY ROBERT MORGAN Fiction The Blue Valleys The Mountains Won’t Remember Us The Hinterlands The Truest Pleasure . Published by. Algonquin books of chapel hill.

GAP CREEK ALSO BY ROBERT MORGAN Fiction The Blue Valleys The Mountains Won’t Remember Us The Hinterlands The Truest Pleasure Poetry Zirconia Poems Red Owl Land. Post Office Box 2225. Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27515-2225.

Algonquin books of chapel hill. For my daughter Laurel. I would like to thank Shannon Ravenel and the staff at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill for their crucial help in bringing this book to completion, and especially Duncan Murrell for his extraordinary persistence, tact, and insight. One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve Thirteen. Also by Robert Morgan

Город: UK & Ireland. Подписчиков: 866О себе: Television & Theatre Actor, Director

Город: UK & Ireland. Подписчиков: 866О себе: Television & Theatre Actor, Director. Although having MS, I continue to love life on a smallholding in Ireland with my partner nncha.

Born in Hendersonville, NC, he teaches at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he is Kappa Alpha Professor of English.

Robert Morgan was raised on his family's farm in the North Carolina mountains. The author of eleven books of poetry and eight books of fiction, including the bestselling novel Gap Creek, he now lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches at Cornell University. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information. Robert Morgan’s books.

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

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. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Comments: (7)
Onaxan
This book does what no other book has done in the way it describes hard work, daily living, and farm life. I found myself fascinated with descriptions of even the most mundane of tasks. In fact, all of the small tasks the characters do regularly helps to shape their character as well as the reader's understanding and view of them. The relationships are realistic and rather unsatisfying, which I liked. Nothing is clean-cut and dry, which I also appreciated. The ending was too abrupt, though. I don't care that there's a sequel; the author should have ended the book differently, perhaps in a different place in time.

The basic story follows a young woman, her marriage to a difficult man, their difficulties living alone together on an isolated farm far from family, and the events and people who eventually help to strengthen their relationship with one another and who help to provide the sense of community they need. As I wrote above, even the most ordinary details are delicious. The book is written in a mesmerizingly poetic cadence, turning a hard life into music and beauty.
Gribandis
I found this book to be both intriguing and frustrating. I liked certain parts of it quite a bit, including the idea of following two people starting their lives together as a married couple struggling to scratch out a place for themselves in the world. We hear the story through the eyes of a young, poor woman who has worked hard her entire life supporting first her poor family and her sick parents and then her new husband, who cannot seem to hold a job. The story is told in her simple, uneducated voice, in spare and rough prose. You get to know and care about the characters, especially the narrator. Her relationship with her husband and mother in law is drawn particularly well. But then there were parts of the book that I found distracting and disagreeable. The books delves far too much into religion for my taste - so much so that I looked up the author on the internet to figure out if he was a pastor or a fundamentalist. It seemed unnecessary and distracting. If I wanted bible fiction, which I most assuredly do not, I would have looked for it. It had no place in this book. I also found the very detailed descriptions of life on a poor farm more than necessary - I get it, they are poor, and their life on the farm is very hard. But do we really need page after page of descriptions on how to kill, disembody and slice up a pig? I don't.

All that being said I did end caring about the characters quite a bit. I'm torn as to whether I want to read the sequel to the book to find out what happened to them. I think so, but if it's going to be another bible thumping religious creed I'm not interested. If digressions into the Bible and Jesus, or detailed renditions of life on a farm are not your things, stay away.
Winawel
Written in the first person by the main character, Julie Harmon Richards, this book is the story of Julie and Hank's marriage. It was forged in the hardscrabble Appalachian town of Gap Creek, South Carolina where their meager existence in the late 1800s--plagued by deep financial distress, grifters, Hank's deep depression and raging, violent anger, fire and flood--gives new meaning to destitution AND survival. But the central theme throughout the book is the story of a marriage, be it the good times or the bad times, and what it takes to make a union between two people last a lifetime. The plot line is gripping and the characters feel like real people you will think about long after you stop reading. One question to ask yourself after you read the last sentence: Do you have Julie's inner strength and fortitude?
Thofyn
I found this to be a very good detailed story of what it was like for people who lived during that period of time. Not having any money and being able to barter made things bearable for many people like Hank and Julie. It is unfortunate that other people took advantage of these two innocent young people who trusted what was told to them by (no other description) but thieves. Without adequate nutrition and having a premature baby in such a dire situation was terrible, but history has shown that what happened to Julie and her baby happened more often than we will probably ever know.
I could hardly put this book down and kept wanting to read on. It is interesting to see that at the end of the first year, they were going to start life anew and bring another child, hopefully with no problems, into their world.
Mr_KiLLaURa
First off this is not a traditional story that takes you on plot from beginning to end so don't expect that. But it is a great escape into a time gone by in the southern Appalachians of upstate SC. I had to Google Gap Creek to see if it was really a geographical spot and it is. By the description I knew the general location of the plot and was pleased to see that I was correct. The description of Gap Creek is spot on with the actual location of the area. If you want a feel good book don't get this one. It is about hardships of this area around 1900. If you want a traditional plot where something happens then is worked through during the book and then solved, don't get this book.

But if you want to escape to a time gone by and actually feel like you are living the life of the main character GET THIS BOOK. The descriptions are great, the scenes, sounds, sites, smells, are all there. I loved to pick the book, escape back into Gap Creek for a short period of time, put the book away, and then repeat.
Modimeena
Was suggested by friend for book club. Opinions varied greatly. I liked the book with some exceptions (as RN, some medical aspects were way off). Most objectionable from club members was the male / husband. It seemed to me to be very close to behaviors and beliefs of the time. i liked it
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