You may remember quite some time ago the book Gap Creek: A Novel by Robert Morgan was an Oprah book club selection. I read it then and LOVED it. It’s actually on my list of favorite books. Well just recently I discovered that there is a sequel…The Road from Gap Creek: A Novel (Shannon Ravenel).
I listened via an audio book and LOVED it!! I love historical fiction and this of course is….I also love stories from Appalachia. This is. I love coming of age books…this is. I love stories told in first person…this is that too…so of course I would like it.
Here’s what Amazon has to say about it, “One of America’s most acclaimed writers returns to the land on which he has staked a literary claim to paint an indelible portrait of a family in a time of unprecedented change. In a compelling weaving of fact and fiction, Robert Morgan introduces a family’s captivating story, set during World War II and the Great Depression. Driven by the uncertainties of the future, the family struggles to define itself against the vivid Appalachian landscape. The Road from Gap Creek explores modern American history through the lives of an ordinary family persevering through extraordinary times.”
If you read the first book, it’s told from the mother’s perspective….this is told through the daughter’s perspective. Amazon readers say 4 stars…I am leaning towards 4.8 stars. If you like the books I do, you’ll likely like it as well.
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