A painted house: a novel
#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers--and two very dangerous men--came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke's world. A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born. And someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives--and change his family and his town forever.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
A nice little slice of life - 1950's Arkansas cotton farmers told from the view point of a 7-year old boy. Reminded me a bit of Eudora Welty. It was much better crafted than some of his mysteries that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
This is a true departure from his legal thrillers. Nary an attorney in sight, no courts, no Mafia, no big sinister corporations - just the languorous heat of an Arkansas delta summer-fall, and a crop ... Read full review