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Overheard at the Bookstore
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"You'll never finish that here, why don't you just buy it."
"I heard that this is a good one, and it's the thickest too!"
Celebrates the quirky nature of readers and the joy of reading books.
As part of the Overheard book series-this book celebrates the quirky nature of people, the joy of reading books, and the pleasure we get from communing at the places we buy them. We all think we're capable critics, but what do we really say in front of books?
David Poyer's saga of Hemlock County explores northwestern Pennsylvania, that land where coal yielded to oil, the heart of American industrial power. These two linked novels (of the four yet written) tell the later life story of a powerful character, William Halvorsen, a tough, idealistic working man who lives in the shadow of, and sometimes in the employ of, Thunder Oil and its autocratic capitalist owner, Daniel Thunner. Halvorsen's times are times of violence, love, tragedy, betrayal, and triumph, hard times throughout, but always with the feeling that the struggle is worthwhile, that both pleasure and redemption are possible. The story of Halvorsen and of Hemlock County is the story of America's 20th century.
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