[EPUB] ✸ Gap Creek Author Robert Morgan – Anguillais.us

Gap Creek Young Julie Harmon Works Hard As A Man, They Say, So Hard That At Times She S Not Sure She Can Stop People Depend On Her To Slaughter The Hogs And Nurse The Dying People Are Weak, And There Is So Much To Do At Just Seventeen She Marries And Moves Down Into The Valley Of Gap Creek, Where Perhaps Life Will Be BetterBut Julie And Hank S New Life In The Valley, In The Last Years Of The Nineteenth Century, Is Complicated Than The Couple Ever Imagined Sometimes It S Hard To Tell What To Fear Most The Fires And Floods Or The Flesh And Blood Grifters, Drunks, And Busybodies Who Insinuate Themselves Into Their New Life To Survive, They Must Find Out Whether Love Can Keep Chaos And Madness At Bay Their Struggles With Nature, With Work, With The Changing Century, And With The Disappointments And Triumphs Of Their Union Make Gap Creek A Timeless Story Of A MarriageA Native Of The North Carolina Mountains, Robert Morgan Was Raised On Land Settled By His Welsh Ancestors An Accomplished Novelist And Poet, He Has Won The James B Hanes Poetry Prize, The North Carolina Award In Literature, And The Jacaranda Review Fiction Prize His Short Stories Have Appeared In Prize Stories The O Henry Awards And New Stories From The South, And His Novel The Truest Pleasure Was A Finalist For The Southern Book Critics Circle Award For Fiction

[EPUB] ✸ Gap Creek  Author Robert Morgan – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Gap Creek
  • Robert Morgan
  • English
  • 08 September 2019
  • 0743203631

    10 thoughts on “[EPUB] ✸ Gap Creek Author Robert Morgan – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    I loved this book I selected it to read because my public library s website said that if you liked These is My Words , you would like this one However, between requesting it from there and starting it, I read some Goodreads reviews and thought, ugh, I picked a bummer Not so In that light, I want to address some of the negatives I read on this site from other readers.This book is, indeed, written by a man And it is told from a young woman s perspective But...


  2. says:

    This book alone managed convince me to ignore Oprah s Book Club The situation was interesting enough but I decided that Robert Morgan should not try to write from a woman s perspective In my opinion he got it all wrong Not worth recommending and i can t figure out why so many people loved it.


  3. says:

    Robert Morgan s Gap Creek is written in a simple manner, easy to read, but raw If you think your life is rough, read this book The primary root of trouble in this story is the land of Gap Creek itself In fact, the earth itself is so extraordinarily pervasive and alive, that Morgan almost allows it to become its own rich, cumbersome but generous character In this story, the land of Gap Creek rears itself up and fights against the main characters Julie, Hank and the other mountain people on Robert Morgan s Gap Creek is written in a simple manner, easy to read, but raw If you think your life is rough, read this book The primary root of trouble in this story is the land of Gap Creek itself In fact, the earth itself is so extraordinarily pervasive and alive, that Morgan almost...


  4. says:

    I thought this one started strong but ended weak The subtitle is The Story of a Marriage, but I don t find that accurate, since the story doesn t follow the marriage through we only get a glimpse at the very beginnings of a marriage I expected, based on the title, to get the whole story, and I feel a bit jipped Also, the further along I got, theI skimmed because I started getting bored Overall, though, I enjoyed the story, a...


  5. says:

    I ve been an Oprah Book Club fan since the beginning, may be in the minority I thought this book was great, simple but raw I love books set in the Appalachian s My first book by Robert Morgan, I like his style of writing Look forward tofm this author


  6. says:

    I hated this book for so many reasons Here are the top five.1 I don t buy Robert Morgan writing as a female It just doesn t wash.2 The sex scenes are beyond unbelievable they read like some weird hill billy acid trip synthesia It s very distracting.3 I don t buy that such a strong female character would tolerate such an abusive, whiny husband My tough ol granny would have shot him and throw...


  7. says:

    The hardest work I did on Gap Creek was trying to get the voice right, says Robert Morgan, who has been called the poet laureate of Appalachia The voice, as it happens, is of seventeen year old Julie Harmon At seventeen, she s a good girl, and strong, working as hard as a man alongside her father in this gritty, realistic portrayal of life in late nineteenth century North Carolina Morgan starts us off with the depiction of a horrifying illness in the very first chapter When her younger bro The hardest work I did on Gap Creek was trying to get the voice right, says Robert Morgan, who has been called the poet laureate of Appalachia The voice, as it happens, is of seventeen year old Julie Harmon At seventeen, she s a good girl, and strong, working as hard as a man alongside her father in this gritty, realistic portrayal of life in late nineteenth century North Carolina Morgan starts us off with the depiction of a horrifying illness in the very first chapter When her younger brother dies, followed a bit later by her father, Julie becomes the head of the family, caring for her mother and sisters until a handsome boy passes through the holler After a few weeks, she and the boy, Hank, marry and move the distance of a day s walk to Gap Creek Sin...


  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I picked up a nice copy of this book from my library book sale for 10 cents awhile back I decided to read it this week as my final book for the Southern Literature Challenge because it won the Southern Book Critic Circle Award However, it is also an Oprah book Next time I pick up an Oprah book, somebody please just slap me This book isdepressing than a sunless day in January How depressing Read on Spoilers Set in 1899, the book opens with 17 year old protagonist Julie Harmon d I picked up a nice copy of this book from my library book sale for 10 cents awhile back I decided to read it this week as my final book for the Southern Literature Challenge because it won the Southern Book Critic Circle Award However, it is also an Oprah book Next time I pick up an Oprah book, somebody please just slap me This book isdepressing than a sunless day in January How depressing Read on Spoilers Set in 1899, the book opens with 17 year old protagonist Julie Harmon describing the gruesome death of her younger brother That s followed with ...


  9. says:

    Uhhhhh What exactly was the point of what I just read Oh, there wasn t one Ok Just checking Was this bad No Boring at times, yes I mean this is a Oprah s book club read.the praise for it is borderline overwhelming But, I just can t gush I can t tell you it was horrid I m not going to remember this book The only memorable moment was the baby death scene Even that wasn t written extraordinarily well The characters were hard to get to know None were super likeablelik Uhhhhh What exa...


  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It s amusing that this novel is recommended by the Oprah Book Club juggernaut alongside Faulkner, because Morgan is trying for the Faulkner unreliable narrator, first person regional dialect I don t think he s entirely successful, though The dust jacket let us know he s from North Carolina mountain stock, and the setting feels pretty authentic I think it s late 1800s or around the turn of the century, but it s not entirely clear I do wish that had beenobvious, but then the narrator, Ju It s amusing that this novel is recommended by the Oprah Book Club juggernaut alongside Faulkner, because Morgan is trying for the Faulkner unreliable narrator, first person regional dialect I don t think he s entirely successful, though The dust jacket let us know h...

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