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The Valley of Light: A Novel av Terry Kay
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The Valley of Light: A Novel (utgåvan 2004)

av Terry Kay (Författare)

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From Terry Kay, one of America's most gifted storytellers, comes a poignant novel of love, acceptance, and the wonders of the world in which we live. In the summer of 1948, Noah Locke arrives in the small North Carolina hamlet of Bowerstown, set deep in the Valley of Light. A quiet, simple man and army veteran, Noah is haunted by the horrors he witnessed when his infantry unit liberated Dachau. Wandering the South, he seeks both to escape the past and to find a place to call home. Noah is initially treated with amusement by the people of Bowerstown -- until he begins fishing. For Noah possesses an almost magical ability with a rod and reel. He soon becomes the talk of the valley and is urged to stay long enough to participate in the annual school fishing contest. He agrees, finding lodging in an abandoned shack by what is known as the Lake of Grief, which the locals believe holds no fish. Noah knows they are wrong; beneath the water is a warrior bass waiting to test Noah's gift. But above the water, Noah's innocence catches the heart of Eleanor Cunningham, whose husband supposedly killed himself after returning from the war. Over the course of a week, Noah will be led into the private lives of the residents of the Valley of Light, will join them as they mourn a tragedy, and will experience a miracle that will guide him home at last. Uplifting, memorable, and deeply emotional, The Valley of Light is the finest work to date from a brilliant teller of heartfelt tales.… (mer)
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Titel:The Valley of Light: A Novel
Författare:Terry Kay (Författare)
Info:Washington Square Press (2004), Edition: Reprint, 256 pages
Samlingar:Read
Betyg:****
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Noah is a young man seeking peace in a post WWII world. His parents are dead, his brother in jail and the farm his family worked as share croppers has gone to a new family. Fishing along streams and creeks leads is wandering steps from Georgia into North Carolina and a small community called Valley of Light. ( )
  cfk | Jun 20, 2018 |
Still reeling from his part in freeing Dachau, Noah Locke has spent the 3 years since the war wandering the South, fishing, occasionally doing odd jobs, but mostly living off the land. His beloved parents are dead and his only brother in prison, and Noah needs to find something within himself to give him the peace to come to terms with his experiences and reenter his pre-war life. In his travels he meets an old man who tells him of a valley in North Carolina and a pond in which lives a warrior bass undetected by locals, who think the pond is cursed and devoid of fish. Noah is a gifted fisherman, seemingly at one with the water and his prey, and when he happens on the valley the fascinated residents urge him to stay for their annual fishing contest. He finds them good company and even meets a woman with whom he shares some pleasant meals and conversation, but as the ensuing week passes there is a tragedy in the town which affects him deeply. As he prepares to leave and finally return home, there is one last miracle, and it is a beautiful ending to a gentle story. I think I'll keep this book, so that now and then I can go back and read those last few pages. ( )
2 rösta auntmarge64 | Nov 9, 2010 |
A gental read, full of timeless characters. ( )
  AngieMargi | Nov 15, 2009 |
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From Terry Kay, one of America's most gifted storytellers, comes a poignant novel of love, acceptance, and the wonders of the world in which we live. In the summer of 1948, Noah Locke arrives in the small North Carolina hamlet of Bowerstown, set deep in the Valley of Light. A quiet, simple man and army veteran, Noah is haunted by the horrors he witnessed when his infantry unit liberated Dachau. Wandering the South, he seeks both to escape the past and to find a place to call home. Noah is initially treated with amusement by the people of Bowerstown -- until he begins fishing. For Noah possesses an almost magical ability with a rod and reel. He soon becomes the talk of the valley and is urged to stay long enough to participate in the annual school fishing contest. He agrees, finding lodging in an abandoned shack by what is known as the Lake of Grief, which the locals believe holds no fish. Noah knows they are wrong; beneath the water is a warrior bass waiting to test Noah's gift. But above the water, Noah's innocence catches the heart of Eleanor Cunningham, whose husband supposedly killed himself after returning from the war. Over the course of a week, Noah will be led into the private lives of the residents of the Valley of Light, will join them as they mourn a tragedy, and will experience a miracle that will guide him home at last. Uplifting, memorable, and deeply emotional, The Valley of Light is the finest work to date from a brilliant teller of heartfelt tales.

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