Gap Creek

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Algonquin Books, Aug 21, 2012 - Fiction - 356 pages
24 Reviews

A New York Times Bestseller & Oprah's Book Club Pick

Young Julie Harmon works “hard as a man,” they say, so hard that at times she's not sure she can stop. People depend on her to slaughter the hogs and nurse the dying. People are weak, and there is so much to do. At just seventeen she marries and moves down into the valley of Gap Creek, where perhaps life will be better.

But Julie and Hank's new life in the valley, in the last years of the nineteenth century, is more complicated than the couple ever imagined. Sometimes it's hard to tell what to fear most—the fires and floods or the flesh-and-blood grifters, drunks, and busybodies who insinuate themselves into their new life. To survive, they must find out whether love can keep chaos and madness at bay. Their struggles with nature, with work, with the changing century, and with the disappointments and triumphs of their union make Gap Creek a timeless story of a marriage.

 

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User Review  - cabracrazy18 - LibraryThing

I breezed through this book in two sittings. Morgan's writing flows so naturally that it's easy to devour, but don't look to this book for an uplifting read. This is a brutally honest look at the hard life of a young bride during the late 1800's. Read full review

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User Review  - shesinplainview - LibraryThing

I thought I had read this book before so when I picked it up and starting reading I realized I had confused it with another. I am so glad that I picked it up and got started. This was an incredible ... Read full review

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Contents

Two
16
Three
32
Four
49
Five
72
Six
117
Seven
139
Eight
167
Nine
202
Eleven
253
Twelve
271
Thirteen
301
Readers Guide
327
The Road from Gap Creek
335
About Robert Morgan
357
AlgonquinBooksBlogcom
358
Copyright

Ten
235

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Acclaimed author of best-seller "Gap Creek".

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