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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“A YOUNG WRITER OF IMMENSE GIFTS . . . One of the best books I have ever read about contemporary life in the mountains of southern Appalachia. . . . I could see and feel Free Creek, and the mountain above it.”

-LEE SMITH

After his mother is killed, four-year-old Clay Sizemore finds himself alone in a small Appalachian mining town. At first, unsure of Free Creek, he slowly learns to lean on its residents as family. Theres Aunt Easter, who is always filled with a sense of foreboding, bound to her faith above all; quiltmaking Uncle Paul; untamable Evangeline; and Alma, the fiddler whose song wends it way into Clays heart. Together, they help Clay fashion a quilt of a life from what treasured pieces surround him. . . .

“A long love poem to the hills of Kentucky. It flows with Appalachian music, religion, and that certain knowledge that your people will always hold you close. . . . Like the finely stitched quilts that Clays Uncle Paul labors over, the author sews a flawless seam of folks who love their home and each other.”

-Southern Living

“Unpretentious and clear-eyed . . . A tale whose joys are as legitimate as its sorrows.”

-The Roanoke Times

Synopsis:

In  1959, the Brown siblings were the biggest thing in country music. Their inimitable harmony  would give rise to the polished sound of the multibillion dollar country-music industry we know today. But when the bonds of family began to fray, the flame of their celebrity proved as brilliant as it was fleeting. Masterfully jumping between the Browns' once-auspicious past and the heartbreaking present, Nashville Chrome is the richly imagined story of a forgotten family and an unflinching portrait of an era in American music. In his "breath-catching, mythic and profoundly American tale of creation, destruction and renewal" (Kansas City Star), Rick Bass mines quiet truths and draws poignant portraits of lives lived both in and out of the limelight.

Synopsis:

From a new voice in Southern literature comes a heart-stirring story of one man's search for family and the people who join him as he shapes a life of his own.

About the Author

RICK BASSs fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Most recently, his memoir Why I Came West was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345450692
Author:
House, Silas
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Bass, Rick
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Kentucky
Subject:
Mountain life
Subject:
Coal miners
Subject:
Appalachian Region, Southern
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
4425-4426
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In  1959, the Brown siblings were the biggest thing in country music. Their inimitable harmony  would give rise to the polished sound of the multibillion dollar country-music industry we know today. But when the bonds of family began to fray, the flame of their celebrity proved as brilliant as it was fleeting. Masterfully jumping between the Browns' once-auspicious past and the heartbreaking present, Nashville Chrome is the richly imagined story of a forgotten family and an unflinching portrait of an era in American music. In his "breath-catching, mythic and profoundly American tale of creation, destruction and renewal" (Kansas City Star), Rick Bass mines quiet truths and draws poignant portraits of lives lived both in and out of the limelight.
"Synopsis" by , From a new voice in Southern literature comes a heart-stirring story of one man's search for family and the people who join him as he shapes a life of his own.
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