The Road from Gap Creek: A Novel (Shannon Ravenel)
When Robert Morgan’s novel Gap Creek was published in 1999, it became an Oprah Book Club Selection and an instant national bestseller, attracting hundreds of thousands of readers to its story of a marriage begun with love and hope at the turn of the twentieth century. Set in the Appalachian... show more
When Robert Morgan’s novel Gap Creek was published in 1999, it became an Oprah Book Club Selection and an instant national bestseller, attracting hundreds of thousands of readers to its story of a marriage begun with love and hope at the turn of the twentieth century. Set in the Appalachian South, it followed Julie and Hank Richards as they struggled through the first year and a half of their union. But what, readers asked, of the years that followed? What did the future hold for these memorable characters? The Road from Gap Creek holds the answers to these questions, as Robert Morgan takes us back into their lives, telling their story and the stories of their children through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie. Through Annie, we watch as the four Richards children create their own histories, lives that include both triumphs and hardship in the face of the Great Depression and then World War II. Much more than a sequel, The Road from Gap Creek is a moving and indelible portrait of people and their world in a time of unprecedented change, an American story told by one of our country’s most acclaimed writers.
Publish date: August 27th 2013
Publisher: A Shannon Ravenel Book
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Road from Gap Creek is the followup novel to Gap Creek by the same author. I did not read the previous novel. Though I felt like I was missing some of the story, this novel is a stand-alone story. This novel felt, to me, like a mesh of The Grapes of Wrath and Little House on the Prairie/On the Banks...
I remember reading "Gap Creek" several years ago. I would recommend for anyone that has not read this novel to not continue on with this review since there are details that are included which would spoil you on the preceding work. When I read "Gap Creek" several years ago and was instantly transport...