A Short Time To Stay Here

A Short Time To Stay Here

by Terry Roberts
     
 

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Winner: The Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, Clark Cox Fiction Award and Sir Walter Raleigh Award.
War changes everything that should have been in the summer of 1917.
The U.S. enters WWI and Stephen Robbins� beloved Mountain Park Hotel is pressed into service as an internment camp for over 2,000 German nationals, including Hans Ruser and his men.… See more details below

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Winner: The Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, Clark Cox Fiction Award and Sir Walter Raleigh Award.
War changes everything that should have been in the summer of 1917.
The U.S. enters WWI and Stephen Robbins� beloved Mountain Park Hotel is pressed into service as an internment camp for over 2,000 German nationals, including Hans Ruser and his men. Feisty Anna Ulmann, seeking her independence in a male-dominated world, flees south from New York to devote her life to documentary photography in beautiful Hot Springs, North Carolina.. Haunted by demons both past and present, these people face heartbreaking tragedy. Yet together they discover the true meaning of imprisonment and escape.

Editorial Reviews

Asheville Citizen Times - Robert Neufeld
Roberts� novel, an inside-the-camp, character-filled historical drama, draws on the parallel he sees between the fenced-in predicament of the Germans and the psychology of his protagonist and narrator, Stephen Roberts, a man bound by his desperate legacy, despite his education. � Roberts lets his characters come out in fearless, individualistic ways � The joyfulness in reading Roberts� novel comes first of all from identification with his appealing hero.
The Sharp Teeth of Love - Doris Betts
We have forgotten that in 1917 thousands of German sailors were our prisoners in the North Carolina mountains, but in this novel Roberts brings to life both the historical circumstance and much more. With psychological skill, he reveals how hatred�national or local�can lead to murder, but also how a man and woman can fall in love anywhere, anytime.�
Gap Creek - Robert Morgan
Shines a narrative light into a little known corner of modern history, German POWs in World War One in the Hot Springs resort in the mountains of North Carolina. This is a thrilling story of the clash of cultures, of mystery, espionage, revenge, and love. It is a riveting story you will not be able to put down or forget, bringing to life a particular Appalachian time and place, by one of the exciting new voices of Southern fiction.
The Winter People - John Ehle
There�s so much to like about this novel: the village itself, stretched out alongside the French Broad River, its famous hotel now used to house German civilians during wartime; the man in charge with his many decisions to be made; the woman he meets and how�page by page, month by month, they fall in love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149222971
Publisher:
Ingalls Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
825,869
File size:
1 MB

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