The Weight of Light: A Novel of Redemption [NOOK Book]

Overview

Is it possible to escape the weight of your own decisions?

Spanning over one hundred years, The Weight of Light: A Novel of Redemption illuminates the lives of three very different women as the world changes around them.

At the age of fifteen, part-black, part Native American, all southern Bess Sutton has no idea what the world is like when she runs away from home with ...
See more details below
The Weight of Light: A Novel of Redemption

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.99
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$9.99 List Price

More About This Book

Overview

Is it possible to escape the weight of your own decisions?

Spanning over one hundred years, The Weight of Light: A Novel of Redemption illuminates the lives of three very different women as the world changes around them.

At the age of fifteen, part-black, part Native American, all southern Bess Sutton has no idea what the world is like when she runs away from home with Tommy. Nothing like her own father, Tommy’s abusive ways eventually lead to the loss of the farmstead which Bess’s grandparents acquired in 1863, twelve years after her grandmother purchased her grandfather. But the story doesn’t begin with Bess.

Bess’s story begins with her grandmother Emma, a young brood slave in South Carolina in 1838. Emma’s story takes her north, following the rivers and the promise of freedom ahead. Her life begins anew as soon as she can grasp freedom in her own two hands. It is Emma’s son Mint and daughter-in-law Justice who eventually adopt Bess and bring her into their loving family while working the land Mint’s parents had fought so hard for.

Adeptly told with strong characters, compelling dialogue, and intriguing tales of the most important aspects of human nature, The Weight of Light propels the reader through the ages along with its characters.

And, finally, as the novel unfolds, the stories not only take on their own individual meanings, but also converge to present a powerful overall message of redemption in the face of despair.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617928055
  • Publisher: Langdon Street Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 227
  • File size: 254 KB

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)