To the Bright and Shining Sun by James Lee Burke audiobook

To the Bright and Shining Sun

By James Lee Burke
Read by Tom Stechschulte

Simon & Schuster Audio 9780939767182
8.17 Hours 1
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For generations, Perry James’family has lived under the shadow of the Cumberland range and worked in thecoal mines. Staunch union supporters, Perry's grandfather and father have knownhard times and after Perry helps to sabotage the mine to keep the 'scabs' out,things look bleaker than ever. To escape from the cycle ofpoverty, Perry signs up with the Jobs Corps, where they begin to teach him howto read and write, as well as train him in a skilled trade. But Perry is tornbetween family honor and the lure of seedy beer joints where he can drink andescape the dark and atavistic heritage of the Cumberland Mountains. Burke brings his brilliant feelfor time and place to a stunning story of Appalachia in the early 1960s.

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For generations, Perry James’family has lived under the shadow of the Cumberland range and worked in thecoal mines. Staunch union supporters, Perry's grandfather and father have knownhard times and after Perry helps to sabotage the mine to keep the 'scabs' out,things look bleaker than ever.

To escape from the cycle ofpoverty, Perry signs up with the Jobs Corps, where they begin to teach him howto read and write, as well as train him in a skilled trade. But Perry is tornbetween family honor and the lure of seedy beer joints where he can drink andescape the dark and atavistic heritage of the Cumberland Mountains.

Burke brings his brilliant feelfor time and place to a stunning story of Appalachia in the early 1960s.

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Author Bio: James Lee Burke

Author Bio: James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His novel The Lost-Get Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and two of his books, Heaven’s Prisoners and Two for Texas, have been made into motion pictures.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English