Synopses & Reviews
Julie Harmon works hard, "hard as a man" they say, so hard that at times she's not sure she can stop. People depend on her. She is just a teenager when her brother dies in her arms. The following year, she marries Hank and moves to Gap Creek. Julie and Hank discover that the modern world is complex, grinding ever on without pause or concern for their hard work. To survive, they must find out whether love can keep chaos and madness at bay.
The New York Times Book Review
At their finest, his stripped-down and almost primitive sentences burn with the raw, lonesome pathos of Hank William's best songs.
The Raleigh News and Observer
Gripping storytelling, indelible sense of time and place...Morgan turns the stories of prosaic lives into page-turners.
Polly Paddock Gossett
Simple but heartfelt -- a wonderful book...written in graceful, unadorned language.