Bright's Passage

Bright's Passage

A Novel

Book - 2011
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“Bright’s Passage shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime…This is the work of a gifted novelist…” – Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Josh Ritter’s first novel is a wondrous, suspenseful, and uniquely affecting story of the journey taken by a father and his infant son.

Henry Bright is newly returned to West Virginia from the battlefields of the First World War. Grief struck by the death of his young wife and unsure of how to care for the infant son she left behind, Bright is soon confronted by the destruction of the only home he’s ever known. His only hope for safety is the angel who has followed him to Appalachia from the trenches of France and who now promises to protect him and his son.

Together, Bright and his newborn, along with a cantankerous goat and the angel guiding them, make their way through a landscape ravaged by forest fire toward an uncertain salvation, haunted by the abiding nightmare of his experiences in the war and shadowed by his dead wife’s father, the Colonel, and his two brutal sons.

At times harrowing, at times funny, and always possessed by the sheer gorgeousness and unique imagination that have made Josh Ritter’s songs beloved to so many, this is the debut of a virtuoso fiction writer.



Baker & Taylor
A debut novel by the acclaimed songwriter follows the story of World War I veteran Henry Bright, who while grieving over the death of his young wife struggles to care for their new infant and travels a fire-stricken landscape accompanied by a guardian angel and a cantankerous goat. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

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& Taylor

World War I veteran Henry Bright grieves over the death of his young wife while he struggles to care for their new infant and travels a fire-stricken landscape accompanied by a guardian angel and a cantankerous goat.

Publisher: New York : Dial Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400069507
Branch Call Number: FIC RIT
Characteristics: 193 p. ;,22 cm.

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TSCPL_KyleM May 13, 2016

An excellent read for fans of Josh Ritter's songwriting. His storytelling and unique wordsmithery travel nicely from song onto page.

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ownedbydoxies
Jan 03, 2012

One of my favorite singer-songwriters has now written an extraordinary first novel. Yay! :)

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