Sabbath Creek

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - Fiction - 169 pages
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Sabbath Creek is the story of Lewis Pope, a fourteen-year-old boy thrust into an adult world when his beautiful mother takes him on an aimless journey through south Georgia. Cerebral and sensitive, Lewis is forced to confront the latent fears-scars left from the emotional abuse of an alcoholic father and the lack of comfort from a preoccupied mother- that crowd his interior existence.

At the heart of the journey, and of the novel itself, is Truman Stroud, the quick-witted, cantankerous, ninety-three-year-old black owner of the crumbling Sabbath Creek Motor Court, where Lewis and his mother are stranded by car trouble. Despite his prickly personality and the considerable burden of his own tragedies, Stroud becomes the boy's best hope for a father figure, as he teaches Lewis the secrets of baseball and the secrets of life.

This compassionate, powerful work of fiction travels from the ruined landscape of south Georgia and takes us all the way through the ruined landscape of a broken heart.
 

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In Mitcham's masterfully drawn, emotionally rich gem of a second novel (after The Sweet Everlasting), 14-year-old Lewis Pope is caught in the middle of a dangerous family crisis. While attempting to ... Read full review

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this is another one of my foverite books. i like this book so much, i read it twice. i got this book from the library in the free books section and i thought it would be a dumb book but dont judge a book by its cover. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
14
Section 3
19
Section 4
24
Section 5
28
Section 6
37
Section 7
48
Section 8
61
Section 12
96
Section 13
100
Section 14
105
Section 15
135
Section 16
139
Section 17
145
Section 18
162
Section 19
164

Section 9
62
Section 10
77
Section 11
82
Section 20
168
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JUDSON MITCHAM is the author of two novels and two books of poetry. His first novel, The Sweet Everlasting, won the Townsend Prize. An associate professor of psychology at Fort Valley State University, he lives in Macon, Georgia.

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