Shame: A Novel

Shame: A Novel

by Greg Garrett

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ISBN-13: 9780781403160
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Professor of English at Baylor University, Greg Garrett is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. His critically acclaimed novel Free Bird was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the best first novels of 2002. He resides in Austin, Texas.

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Shame 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MichelleSutton on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Great story. Edgy and realistic with character who seemed real enough to be my friends. This is an honest and heart-tugging look into the heart of a man who struggles with his past and his future.
RavenswoodPublishing on LibraryThing 24 days ago
"SHAME" BY GREG GARRETTA story of a man, John Tilden that becomes disenchanted with his 'normal' life and soon finds himself thinking about possibilities outside of marriage.A story of love and betrayal, it always amazes me when I see men writing novels of this type that are so intense and Greg Garrett really captures the essence of a man unsatisfied with his life, looking back on his past and looking forward to the future.A really great read!-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A captivating tale of complicated people living everyday lives. I liked that the protagonist was able to question God and faith without resorting to ridicule. Reminiscent of Grisham's "A Painted House" or "Bleachers."
DarleneRN More than 1 year ago
Mr. Garrett's enjoyable fictional story is about the decisions facing the main character, who is a husband, father, son, coach, and a respected member of the community. I found myself caring about this man who is evaluating the things that happened in his past, currently dealing with difficult family and friends connections that he wants to have in his life, and who is faced with the lure to choose a life remake.  The question is which life remake will he choose or can he choose? I highly recommend this book for its memorable morale story, that possibly could offer hope to a teachable readers' heart.  This is the first time I have read a book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was unexpectedly gripping. The angst felt by the charachters makes the story deep and important. I was unprepared for the tears shed while I urged the charachters' decisions in my mind. Thanks for a truly satisfying read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ravenswood_Reviews More than 1 year ago
"SHAME" BY GREG GARRETT A story of a man, John Tilden that becomes disenchanted with his 'normal' life and soon finds himself thinking about possibilities outside of marriage. A story of love and betrayal, it always amazes me when I see men writing novels of this type that are so intense and Greg Garrett really captures the essence of a man unsatisfied with his life, looking back on his past and looking forward to the future. A really great read! -Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
This story was amazing. Shame is the kind of book I like to sink my teeth into. I love novels with genuine thoughts and real characters. People who are flawed and aren't model citizens. People like me who don't always make the best decisions or choices, but they want to live their life in a way that is pleasing to God. Yet they still struggle. Shame is one of those books. Numerous times I found myself smiling as the author had his character thinking honest thoughts. I wanted to cheer for the author. Why? Because so many books portray people as "near-perfect" and who always choose the right thing. The marital issues in Shame are typical of many couples. The family problems are also not unusual. The insight the author had into both topics was incredible. He portrayed everything in such a believable manner. Also, the small town setting and the farm drew me in. I felt like I was involved in the same activities of the main character and his friends. The setting was very well done and it was easy for me to forget the present and delve between the pages of Shame. And like a good book is supposed to do, Shame brings the reader full circle when it comes to emotion. There are no unresolved issues, and yet everything doesn't always end up perfectly fixed. Just realistically wrapped up. I had a warm glow after finishing this story. It left me feeling inspired and I would highly recommend this story to anyone who loves to experience angst and drama in a book but only when it's done with realistic characters and emotions. Everything felt very natural and nothing was forced. Bravo!