Nightwoods

Nightwoods

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
The extraordinary author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons returns with a dazzling new novel of suspense and love set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s.

Charles Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut narrative while losing none of the transcendent prose, virtuosic storytelling, and insight into human nature that have made him one of the most beloved and celebrated authors in the world. Now, with his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine.

Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape, choosing to live apart from the small community around her. But the coming of the children changes everything, cracking open her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways.

Charles Frazier is known for his historical literary odysseys, and for making figures in the past come vividly to life. Set in the twentieth century, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a great work of art.

Baker & Taylor
Named the guardian of her murdered sister's troubled twins, Luce of 1950s rural North Carolina struggles to build a family with the children and a new romantic prospect before being targeted by the twins' father--her sister's killer--who believes that the children are in possession of a stolen cache of money. By a National Book Award winner. Simultaneous.

Baker
& Taylor

Named the guardian of her murdered sister's troubled twins, Luce struggles to build a family with the children before being targeted by the twins' father--her sister's killer--who believes that the children are in possession of a stolen cache of money.

Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307966506
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK FIC FRA
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (9 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Patton, Will

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GOGETA1946 Nov 15, 2015

colorfully written, rich in texture, characters and drama, this work shows Frazier's understanding of life in the Appalachians. Will Patton's, smooth slight southern drawl reading lends a depth to the story that is not achieved in the book form. a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

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Oct 14, 2014

Not as much mystery and thriller as I was expecting.
The writing is good. Lots of wonderful descriptions of the nature and mountains of Appalachian North Carolina. It's lonely, wild, serene.
The characters are interesting and broken. This is more a story of family and healing.
This would make a great movie. Hollywood would add the terror and horror this family went through in a dramatic, on-the-edge-of-your-seat way.

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IV27HUjg
Oct 22, 2013

Not comparable to Cold Mountain, which probably cannot be matched. I liked it well enough & always enjoy listening to Will Patton read.

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mcspadden7
Mar 19, 2013

Beautifully read. Memorable characters and great story. Would definitely recommend this book!

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