To the Bright and Shining Sun [NOOK Book]

Overview

This early novel from bestselling author James Lee Burke is a gritty coming-of-age story about a young Kentucky miner growing up in the Appalachian mountains who’s torn between his family life and the lure of the city.

James Lee Burke, a writer who “can touch you in ways few writers can” (The Washington Post) brings his brilliant feel for time and place to this stunning story of Appalachia in the early 1960s. Here, Perry Woodson Hatfield ...
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Overview

This early novel from bestselling author James Lee Burke is a gritty coming-of-age story about a young Kentucky miner growing up in the Appalachian mountains who’s torn between his family life and the lure of the city.

James Lee Burke, a writer who “can touch you in ways few writers can” (The Washington Post) brings his brilliant feel for time and place to this stunning story of Appalachia in the early 1960s. Here, Perry Woodson Hatfield James, a young man torn between family honor and the lure of seedy watering holes, must somehow survive the tempestuous journey from boyhood to manhood and escape the dark and atavistic heritage of the Cumberland Mountains.

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

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These titles, published throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, represent Burke's early work before the creation of his now famous Cajun detective, Dave Robicheaux. Each features protagonists forced to make tough decisions that will forever change the paths of their lives (LJ 3/1/65, LJ 7/70, LJ 1/15/72).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451620788
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 140,511
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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 previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such New York Times bestsellers as Light of the World, Creole Belle, Swan Peak, The Tin Roof Blowdown, and Feast Day of Fools. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
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    1. Hometown:
      New Iberia, Louisiana and Missoula, Montana
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 5, 1936
    2. Place of Birth:
      Houston, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Missouri, 1959; M.A., University of Missouri, 1960
    2. Website:

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  • Posted July 3, 2012

    Another Example of Burke's Brilliance

    This is another shining example of why Burke is the best writer today. He stepped out of the Cajun/Texas/Montana detective motif and right into the heads of some Kentucky/West Virginia redneck miners. His use of the language is unparalleled today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Very slow. Doesn't seem to go anywhere

    I bought this book because I have read and loved most of Burke's recent novels. While "To the bright and shining sun" is admittedly one of his early works, it is quite disappointing with a plot that meanders into dead ends like some of the mineshafts in the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 12, 2013

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    Apprentices Den

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    Posted March 24, 2013

    Redstars story

    Sorry wrong res try next

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Lilyfoot

    POTATO! PANCAKE! FORK! POOT! CRAP! MY HEAD IS FULL OF PRETTY LUMPS!!!!!!!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Riverrush

    Ok...FALALALALALALALALA!!!!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 22, 2012

    Deputys den

    For the chosen deputy (undetermined)

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