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The Road from Gap Creek

Unabridged   11.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/27/2013

The Road from Gap Creek

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622312337
Digital Download ISBN:9781622312344


The long-awaited follow-up to the best-selling Gap Creek (over half a million copies sold), from the acclaimed author whose prose critics have termed “pitch perfect,” “lyrical,” and “delicately textured.”

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Product Description

When Gap Creek was published in 1999, it became an instant national bestseller, attracting hundreds of thousands of readers to the story of a marriage begun with love and hope at the turn of the twentieth century. Set in the Appalachian South, it followed Julie and Hank Richards as they struggled through the first year and a half of their union. But what of the years following? What did the future hold for these memorable characters?

The Road to Gap Creek answers those questions, as Robert Morgan takes us back into the lives of Julie and Hank as well as their children, seen through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie. Through Annie we watch the four Richards children create their own histories, lives that include both triumph and hardship in the face of the Great Depression and World War II.

Far more than a sequel, The Road from Gap Creek is a moving and indelible portrait of people and their world in a time of unprecedented change, an American story told by one of the country’s most acclaimed writers.


“A powerful story highly recommended for any audio collection, and springs to life under Emma Galvin’s smooth and evocative rendition.”
      —The Bookwatch

“Bursting with personality. . . . Listeners will appreciate Galvin’s adept portrayal of Annie’s charm and sincerity.”

“This novel shines with a subtle brilliance. . . . [The] close, affectionate look at an American family surprises us with its charm, its intricate yet natural structure and its unforgettable characters.”
      —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Morgan has crafted another painfully luminous portrait of rural American family life: honest, captivating and resplendent in all its messy glory. Readers will find themselves bereft upon saying goodbye to the Richards clan—and hopeful that Morgan might consider a trilogy.”

“The seemingly insignificant events . . . make the story and characters real . . . and key climactic moments also contribute to the novel’s authenticity. While the language is effortless, Morgan’s occasional poeticism is refreshing.”
      —Library Journal

“A moving, lyrical saga from a time so distant, yet so near.”
      —Kirkus Reviews [HC starred review]

“What a writer, and what a novel!”
      —Ron Rash, author of Nothing Gold Can Stay

“Another powerhouse novel of his people, with their virtues and failings, wins and losses, loves and sorrows.”
      —Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter’s Bone

“This book must be read for its broad, sagacious wit as well as for its power to convince us of extraordinary courage seen in ordinary life.”
      —Elizabeth Cox, author of The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love

“Propelled by masterful storytelling.”
      —Ivan Doig, author of The Bartender’s Tale

Author Bio

ROBERT MORGAN is the author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, most notably his novel Gap Creek and his biography of Daniel Boone, both of which were national bestsellers. A professor at Cornell University since 1971 and visiting writer-in-residence at half a dozen universities, his awards include Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships and an Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2010.

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