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The Valley Of Light (Paperback)

Author:  Terry Kay
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 074347595X
ISBN-13: 9780743475952
Sku: 36385817
Publish Date: 10/5/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  239
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Award-winner Terry Kay is a Southern storyteller in the finest tradition, a novelist whose quiet power has earned him comparisons to the likes of Pat Conroy and John Steinbeck. "The Valley of Light" blends magic and realism into one man's journey back to himself in the years just after World War II.
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From Terry Kay, one of America's most gifted storytellers, comes a poignant novel of love, acceptance, and the wonders of the world in which we live.

In the summer of 1948, Noah Locke arrives in the small North Carolina hamlet of Bowerstown, set deep in the Valley of Light. A quiet, simple man and army veteran, Noah is haunted by the horrors he witnessed when his infantry unit liberated Dachau. Wandering the South, he seeks both to escape the past and to find a place to call home.

Noah is initially treated with amusement by the people of Bowerstown -- until he begins fishing. For Noah possesses an almost magical ability with a rod and reel. He soon becomes the talk of the valley and is urged to stay long enough to participate in the annual school fishing contest. He agrees, finding lodging in an abandoned shack by what is known as the Lake of Grief, which the locals believe holds no fish. Noah knows they are wrong; beneath the water is a warrior bass waiting to test Noah's gift. But above the water, Noah's innocence catches the heart of Eleanor Cunningham, whose husband supposedly killed himself after returning from the war. Over the course of a week, Noah will be led into the private lives of the residents of the Valley of Light, will join them as they mourn a tragedy, and will experience a miracle that will guide him home at last.

Uplifting, memorable, and deeply emotional, The Valley of Light is the finest work to date from a brilliant teller of heartfelt tales.Haunted by memories of the Second World War, veteran Noah Locke impresses the locals of his new North Carolina lake community home with his near-mystical fishing capabilities and is invited to participate in an annual fishing contest, an event that draws him into the lives of his neighbors and helps him to heal. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Author Bio
Terry Kay
Terry Kay, one of 12 children, grew up on a 40-acre farm in northeastern Georgia. He still lives in Georgia, where he has set most of his fiction.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0239
Product attributePublisher:   Washington Square Press
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