Lime Creek: Fiction

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 14, 2011 - Fiction - 142 pages
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In this wonderful work of fiction, Joe Henry explores the complex relationship between a father and his sons, whose deep connections to one another, to the land, and to the creatures that inhabit it give meaning to their lives.

Spencer Davis, his wife, Elizabeth, and their sons, Luke, Whitney, and Lonny, work with horses and with their hands. They spend long relentless days cutting summer hay and feeding it to their cattle through fierce Wyoming winters. The family bears witness to the cycle of life, bringing foals into the world and deciding when to let a favored mare pass on to the next. As Luke grows older, falls in love, and begins to assert his independence, Spencer strives to impart the wisdom of this way of life to his headstrong son, whatever the cost.

Moving, powerful, and beautifully rendered, Lime Creek brings readers into the lives of this unforgettable family and into a world that, though often harsh, is lit by flashes of spectacular grace.


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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

In this book, the author works from a simple premise: Telling the story of a man, the woman who becomes his wife, the sons they raise, and the place where they live. The beauty lies in the manner of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim Ainsworth - Goodreads

I don't remember why I bought this book, but I expect it was a strong positive review that appeared in something I read. It could have been because it takes place in Wyoming and there is a lot in the ... Read full review

Contents

ANGELS
FAMILY
TOMATOES
SLEEP
HANDS
PASSAGES
LOVE
YET STILL OF THE HEART
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Joe Henry received his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, but he attributes much of his learning to his many years as a laborer, rancher and professional athlete. A renowned lyricist, he has had his words performed on more than a hundred recordings by artists ranging from Frank Sinatra and John Denver to Garth Brooks and Rascal Flatts. In addition to his many music awards, Henry also received a National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation “for the celebration of the natural world in his work” and the Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. This is his first work of fiction.


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