The Road from Gap Creek: A Novel

The Road from Gap Creek: A Novel

by Robert Morgan


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ISBN-13: 9781616203788
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 382,208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert Morgan is the bestselling author of numerous works of fiction—including the Oprah Book Club selection Gap Creek—and non-fiction, and is also an established poet with fourteen collections to his credit. Born in Hendersonville, NC, he teaches at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he is Kappa Alpha Professor of English.

What People are Saying About This

author of "Winter’s Bone" Daniel Woodrell

“In The Road From Gap Creek [Morgan] delivers another powerhouse novel of his people, with their virtues and failings, wins and losses, loves and sorrows.”

author of "The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love" Elizabeth Cox

“Robert Morgan remains the consummate storyteller . . . This book must be read for its broad, sagacious wit as well as for its power to convince us of extraordinary courage seen in ordinary life.”

author of "The Bartender’s Tale" Ivan Doig

“Robert Morgan returns to us with a much-awaited sequel to Gap Creek and the fate of the next generation of its unforgettable characters, now facing the tolls of World War II and the changing of their pocket of America. Oprah adored the original, and in this further telling in their distinctive voices, you will see why.”

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The Road from Gap Creek: A Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Gap was very good. This was a very poor sequel; a lot of repeat storyline. I feel it was a waste of almost $15.00 .....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book reminds me of my younger life at Green river
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It was not Gap Creek, but it kept me interesred with the historical details. Robert Morgan is a supreme storyteller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because i loved Gap Creek, one of my all time favorire books. This book does not even compare. It has no plot and skips around so much that I could not finish it. It was impossible to keep up with the characters. Morgan just did not come through on this book. I am an avid reader and this book was such a disappointment I just had to post this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Recommended!
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Delphimo More than 1 year ago
This book centered on an interesting concept, but the writing fell flat.  The narrator, Annie, tells a simple, but moving story of life in the North Carolina mountains during World War II and the Great Depression.  The reader follows Annie and her family and friends through decades of hard times and their struggles to maintain an existence.  Annie starts the tale as a young girl living in a simple cabin but the story quickly ends when Annie is around 30.  Annie returns many times to certain events and the reader begins to think she is a feeble old woman who cannot remember what part of the story she has already told.  The jumping back and forth from the different times did not work well.  Many events focused on a younger brother, Troy, and his dog, Old Pat.  Morgan attempted to write the language as the people, but the nuances were not captured.  As usual, I like to learn something new, which I did.  I learned about the “dog days of summer”.
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dgregoryburns More than 1 year ago
“The Road from Gap Creek” is the sequel to Robert Morgan’s best selling novel, “Gap Creek,” which was published in the late 90’s. “The Road From Gap Creek” continues the story.  The book begins in 1943 with the sad news of the wartime death of one of  Annie Richard’s two brothers, Troy.  After this news the story, through Annie, goes back to an earlier time with the family and begins Annie’s telling of her nd her family’s lives up until troy’s death. While the sequel is not as good as the original, it almost is and it is well worth the time.  
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