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User Review  - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing

Still reeling from his part in freeing Dachau, Noah Locke has spent the 3 years since the war wandering the South, fishing, occasionally doing odd jobs, but mostly living off the land. His beloved ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Life is a river. . . .And there are fish in it, and in the lakes and the quiet little brooks that course through the rustling woods of North Carolina, fish that Noah Locke senses by placing the palm ... Read full review

The valley of light: a novel

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Who would have thought that a book seemingly about fishing could be such a fulfilling experience? Popular Southern writer Kay (To Dance with a White Dog) tells the mystical tale of a stranger who ... Read full review

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Noah Locke is a smart young man but not school smart. He is a second world war veteran. His only brother is in prison. His parents are no more. He wanders and makes a living out of some odd jobs he does on the way. He loves fishing and he has got a natural talent for fishing. He meets Hooke Moore at a lake and he advises him to go to the "Valley of Light" in Carolina and he also tells him about a bass that is 15 feet long and that he was not able to catch it because he was not too good for it. Noah decides to go to that village and he starts liking the place and he wants to participate in the fishing race and also catch the bass that Hooke Moore talked about.
Did Noah Locke win the race? Did he catch the bass? Did he see his brother in prison.
Terry Kay has crafted fine characters and each character stands out in your memory.
Great read.

Review: The Valley of Light

User Review  - Cecilia McCole - Goodreads

This doesn't gallop but meanders along in a pace which fits the setting. the main character keeps you reading but as you go along - it is the people you meet who you want to follow also. A nice easy read for vacation or time alone. Read full review

Review: The Valley of Light

User Review  - jane - Goodreads

This is a quiet book with a different kind of main character. By the same author as "To Dance with a White Dog." I enjoyed it but I don't think I will read everything Terry Kay has written. Read full review

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