(From the publisher):
Past and present collide in this novel of a man, his brother, and the dark secret that both connects and divides them. It weaves a story of love and loss, confession and redemption, and the mystery buried with a boy named Dewey Finn.
On an April evening in 1955, Dewey died on the railroad tracks outside Mt. Gilead, Illinois, and the mystery of his death still confounds the people of this small town.
The story begins some fifty years later and centers on the story of Dewey's boyhood friend Sam Brady, whose solitary adult life is much formed by what really went on in the days leading up to that evening at the tracks. It's a story he'd do anything to keep from telling, but when his brother, Cal, returns to Mt. Gilead after decades of self-exile, it threatens to come to the surface.
Original title: River of Heaven
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rural & Small Town Life
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives