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Road Home, the (1999) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Five members of the Northridge family narrate the tangled epic of their history on the expanses of the Nebraska plains. They strive to understand their fates, reconcile with demons of the past, love with honor, live in accordance with the land and the lessons in humility it teaches them. And to die with grace. As the family grapples with the mysterious forces that both pull them apart and draw them inextricably back together, they learn of life's lessons: the deception of passion, the pain of love, the vitality of art, and the supplication to nature's generosity and fury.

Original title: The Road Home
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindMultigenerational Sagas
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Road Home, the

Road Home, the (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "As you read Harrison, you sense that what he tells you about his characters is a fraction of what he knows. The reason they are so alive, so involving, is they reflect an enormous richness of experience." New York Daily News
  • "The Road Home is Harrison at the peak of his powers, a splendid combined prequel and sequel...very much alive and probably his best novel." Boston Sunday Herald
  • "Each Northridge family member stitches in a piece of the family history. They are such good company you forget they exist nowhere but in Harrison's imagination." Newsweek
  • "The Road Home confirms what his longtime fans already know: Harrison is on the short list of American literary masters." Denver Post
  • "Not only a compelling drama but a profound consideration of how one lives a meaningful life and faces death in an increasingly superficial, consumer-oriented culture." Library Journal
  • "Harrison gives us characters with heart and soul; keen-eyed and rarely sentimental, they are the sorts of people we'd like to be, and so our identification is immediate." San Diego Star-Tribune
  • "The Road Home is a rapturous but unsentimental hymn of praise for the wonderous strangeness of life." Newsday
  • "The humor, conscience, and iconoclastic spirit of Mark Twain live on in Jim Harrison." Boston Sunday Herald
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Road Home, the (October 1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Washington Square Press
ISBN: 9780671778330
Dimensions: 8.18 x 5.34 x 1.11 in
Pages: 464

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