|Gap Creek : The Story of a Marriage by Robert Morgan (2000, Paperback) : Robert Morgan (Trade Paper, 2000)|
|Gap Creek : The Story of a Marriage by Robert Morgan (2000, Paperback) : Robert Morgan (2000)|
|VG, 0743203631, Gap Creek : The Story Of A Marriage (Oprah's Book Club), Robert|
Las Cruces, NM, USA
|Gap Creek : The Story of a Marriage by Robert Morgan (2000, Paperback)|
San Tan Valley, AZ, USA
|Acc, 0743203631, Gap Creek : The Story Of A Marriage (Oprah's Book Club), Robert|
Las Cruces, NM, USA
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|The National Bestseller ANew York TimesNotable BookThere is a most unusual woman living in Gap Creek. 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 down into the valley. 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.With Julie, Robert Morgan has brought to life one of the most memorable women in modern American literature with the skill that led Fred Chappell to say"Gap Creekis the work of a master."|
|Number Of Pages||336 pages|
|LC Classification Number||PS3563.O87147G36|
|Fred Chappel Gap Creek is the work of a master.|
Pat ArnowThe Raleigh News and ObserverGripping storytelling, indelible sense of time and place...Morgan turns the stories of prosaic lives into page-turners.
Polly Paddock GossettChicago TribuneSimple but heartfelt -- a wonderful book...written in graceful, unadorned language.
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.
Victoria BrownworthThe Baltimore SunReminiscent of James Dickey -- bearing the same naturalistic marks of clear, clean prose and often disturbing imagery...Morgan casts a stark story peopled with real, believable, and honest characters.
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I found the story that Robert Morgan created to be very good, but his style of writing was not inviting to my own imagination. It created pictures of people and places that were sometimes full and sometimes flat, but never open enough to allow me to enter into the story. I liked the main character, Julie, and felt like I really understood her for the most part. She is strong, tough, and does whatever needs to be done. I didn't like her husband, Hank, but didn't have enough information about him to really understand him. They live a hard life in the short span of time the story takes place. The subtitle of the book is called "The Story of a Marriage", but I felt like the story was just beginning when the book ended. I would liked to have learned more about Julie and Hank before they married and after the story ended. Inspite of Morgan's writing style, the story he tells is a good one.
Robert Morgan is my favorite author. His books never fail to put me in a good place. They tell of the stuggles faced by young couples in marriage enduring hardships that would tear apart most couples in this day and age. His writing style is pure and clear and makes you feel like you are right there going through the same things the chacters in the book are experiencing. I LOVED the movie, and the book, "The Grapes of Wrath" and Mr. Morgan's books have that same feel to me. I have read "Gap Creek" at least 6 times. I keep going back to it time and again. A great read!
I read this book because it was on Oprah's book club. It is an easy read but frankly I was glad to be through it. It tells the story of a brave young woman and her struggles through her early years of marriage.
The down side is that it goes from crisis to crisis and there isn't much else. It was a fast read, but a depressing one. I got through it in a couple of sittings, hoping things would look up but they never did.
I probably would not recommend this book even though it was well written and a good story. I just found it too sad.
Extremely engrossing. A beautifully written story about the daily struggles of a young couple during the turn of the century. Their struggles echo many of our own today, yet the way the heroine handles life is just so simple and poetic. A must read!
I thoroughly enjoyed Gap Creek. It was full of unexpected twists and turns. It made me thankful for what we have and it also made me realize you can survive almost any difficulty with stamina, hard work and faith.