Giveaway Tuesday: The Road from Gap Creek

Road from Gap CreekIt’s publication day for The Road from Gap Creek! Robert Morgan dives back into the multidimensional landscape of his 1999 national bestseller, Gap CreekIt is a place and story, a story of a family and an era, that speaks to us all, says acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash (The Cove, Serena):

There is no writer alive with as deep an understanding of Appalachia as Robert Morgan. Nevertheless, to label Morgan an “Appalachian” writer may be a disservice to his work, for such a label can be misconstrued as a limitation. Morgan is indeed a writer whose work is centered on a particular place, but his Appalachia is no more regional than James Joyce’s Dublin or William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County. All three writers confirm Eudora Welty’s comment, “One place understood helps us understand all other places better.”

Morgan’s characters may speak differently that people from other regions, their history and folkways may be different, but ultimately, their concerns are the concerns of all humans, as we see once again in Morgan’s marvelous new novel, The Road from Gap Creek. Morgan’s characters are fully drawn, never caricatures, and their story  is profound and deeply moving. Hope and hopelessness, love and hate, despair and wonder are fully realized in Annie Richard’s narration of her family’s life from the Depression Era through World War II. Once again, Robert Morgan’s true landscape is, as with all great writers, the peaks and valleys, the long and winding paths, of the human heart. What a writer, and what a novel!

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6 Comments On This Post:

August 27, 2013
5:22 pm
Dylan Willoughby says...

Congrats to Robert Morgan!

August 27, 2013
5:27 pm
Jane McCown says...

I read Gap Creek years ago when it was an Oprah book. I knew then that I had discovered a new favorite author. Just this year I read The Truest Pleasure,and it only confirmed what I already knew…that Robert Morgan knows the mountains and the people who live there. Am looking forward to reading this newest addition,whether I am lucky enough to be sent a copy or purchase it for myself.

August 27, 2013
6:16 pm
Judith Bryant says...

I have not read any of Robert Morgan’s books, but we are both from NC, approximately the same age, and attended the same colleges. With the mountains and Appalachia as the background, I know that his writing will be appealing. Can’t wait to read this book.

August 27, 2013
7:47 pm
Pam says...

Gap Creek…my all-time favorite book and the way I discovered Algonquin! I’ve read every single book Robert Morgan has written. Sooo excited to learn of this new book!

August 28, 2013
2:17 pm
Elizabeth says...

This sounds WONDERFUL!! THANKS so much for the giveaway.

You always have the best books. 🙂


August 31, 2013
12:19 pm
Kay Terwilliger says...

My daughter gave me a copy of “Gap Creek” and I believe I have read it four time. I loved it and am looking forward to reading Mr. Morgan’s new book.

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