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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

One of the National Book Foundation's 5 Best Writers Under 35

Finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished book of fiction

Third Place in Fiction for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

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Aloma is an orphan, raised by her aunt and uncle, educated at a mission school in the Kentucky mountains. At the start of the novel, she moves to an isolated tobacco farm to be with her lover, a young man named Orren, whose family has died in a car accident, leaving him in charge. The place is rough and quiet; Orren is overworked and withdrawn. Left mostly to her own, Aloma struggles to settle herself in this lonely setting and to find beauty and stimulation where she can. As she decides whether to stay with Orren, she will choose either to fight her way to independence or accept the rigors of commitment.

Both a drama of age-old conflicts and a portrait of modern life, C. E. Morgan's debut novel is simply astonishing... a book about life force, the precious will to live, and all the things that can suck it right out of a person (Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times).

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"A first novel so self-assured and unto itself, so unswerving in its purpose, so strummed through with a peculiar, particular, electrifying sound, that I found myself reading in a state of highest perplexity, and also gratitude and awe." Chicago Tribune

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"The level of poetic detail makes All the Living a slow, seductive dive into another time and place, a deep, quiet place foreign to the frantic pace of contemporary urban life" Boston Globe

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"All the Living is a novel about the hardest things — about grief and lonesomeness, about desiring much and staying true, about loving through and forgiveness." Chicago Tribune

Synopsis:

“A first novel so self-assured and unto itself, so unswerving in its purpose, so strummed through with a peculiar, particular, electrifying sound, that I found myself reading in a state of highest perplexity, and also gratitude and awe.”—Chicago Tribune

Synopsis:

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

One of the National Book Foundation's 5 Best Writers Under 35

Finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished book of fiction

Third Place in Fiction for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

Aloma is an orphan, raised by her aunt and uncle, educated at a mission school in the Kentucky mountains. At the start of the novel, she moves to an isolated tobacco farm to be with her lover, a young man named Orren, whose family has died in a car accident, leaving him in charge. The place is rough and quiet; Orren is overworked and withdrawn. Left mostly to her own, Aloma struggles to settle herself in this lonely setting and to find beauty and stimulation where she can. As she decides whether to stay with Orren, she will choose either to fight her way to independence or accept the rigors of commitment.

Both a drama of age-old conflicts and a portrait of modern life, C. E. Morgan's debut novel is "simply astonishing . . . a book about life force, the precious will to live, and all the things that can suck it right out of a person" (Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times).

C.E. Morgan studied English and voice at Berea College and holds a masters in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. She was named one of the 5 Best Writers Under 35 by the National Book FoundationShe lives in Kentucky.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Aloma is an orphan, raised by her aunt and uncle, educated at a mission school in the Kentucky mountains. At the start of the novel, she moves to an isolated tobacco farm to be with her lover, a young man named Orren, whose family has died in a car accident, leaving him in charge. The place is rough and quiet; Orren is overworked and withdrawn. Left mostly to her own, Aloma struggles to settle herself in this lonely setting and to find beauty and stimulation where she can. Her decision about whether to stay with Orren will be, in a deeper sense, her decision either to fight her way to independence or accept the rigors of commitment.

 
C. E. Morgan's debut novel is both a drama of age-old conflicts and a portrait of modern life.

About the Author

C.E. Morgan studied English and voice at Berea College and holds a master's in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. She was named one of the 5 Best Writers Under 35 by the National Book Foundation. She lives in Kentucky.

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This is a simple story of love and need, and of facing one's self, told through beautiful -- breathtakingly beautiful language --. Nothing much happens and everything happens. I loved this book.
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9780312429324
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Morgan, C. E.
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20100231
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Product details 208 pages Picador USA - English 9780312429324 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A first novel so self-assured and unto itself, so unswerving in its purpose, so strummed through with a peculiar, particular, electrifying sound, that I found myself reading in a state of highest perplexity, and also gratitude and awe."
"Review" by , "The level of poetic detail makes All the Living a slow, seductive dive into another time and place, a deep, quiet place foreign to the frantic pace of contemporary urban life"
"Review" by , "All the Living is a novel about the hardest things — about grief and lonesomeness, about desiring much and staying true, about loving through and forgiveness."
"Synopsis" by ,

“A first novel so self-assured and unto itself, so unswerving in its purpose, so strummed through with a peculiar, particular, electrifying sound, that I found myself reading in a state of highest perplexity, and also gratitude and awe.”—Chicago Tribune

"Synopsis" by ,

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

One of the National Book Foundation's 5 Best Writers Under 35

Finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished book of fiction

Third Place in Fiction for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

Aloma is an orphan, raised by her aunt and uncle, educated at a mission school in the Kentucky mountains. At the start of the novel, she moves to an isolated tobacco farm to be with her lover, a young man named Orren, whose family has died in a car accident, leaving him in charge. The place is rough and quiet; Orren is overworked and withdrawn. Left mostly to her own, Aloma struggles to settle herself in this lonely setting and to find beauty and stimulation where she can. As she decides whether to stay with Orren, she will choose either to fight her way to independence or accept the rigors of commitment.

Both a drama of age-old conflicts and a portrait of modern life, C. E. Morgan's debut novel is "simply astonishing . . . a book about life force, the precious will to live, and all the things that can suck it right out of a person" (Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times).

C.E. Morgan studied English and voice at Berea College and holds a masters in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. She was named one of the 5 Best Writers Under 35 by the National Book FoundationShe lives in Kentucky.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Aloma is an orphan, raised by her aunt and uncle, educated at a mission school in the Kentucky mountains. At the start of the novel, she moves to an isolated tobacco farm to be with her lover, a young man named Orren, whose family has died in a car accident, leaving him in charge. The place is rough and quiet; Orren is overworked and withdrawn. Left mostly to her own, Aloma struggles to settle herself in this lonely setting and to find beauty and stimulation where she can. Her decision about whether to stay with Orren will be, in a deeper sense, her decision either to fight her way to independence or accept the rigors of commitment.

 
C. E. Morgan's debut novel is both a drama of age-old conflicts and a portrait of modern life.

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