Spanning the post-Civil War era to the edge of the Great Depression, "In the Fall" is an extraordinary epic of three generations of an American family, the dark secrets that blister at its core, and the transcendent bonds between men and women that fuel their lives over the course of six decades. In the twilight of the Civil War, a Union soldier ...Read MoreSpanning the post-Civil War era to the edge of the Great Depression, "In the Fall" is an extraordinary epic of three generations of an American family, the dark secrets that blister at its core, and the transcendent bonds between men and women that fuel their lives over the course of six decades. In the twilight of the Civil War, a Union soldier named Norman Pelham is found battle-wounded and near death by Leah, a slave running from a different hell. After Leah nurses him back to health, Norman brings her to his family homestead in Vermont as his wife, and there they begin a family that will be shaped by their passionate devotion to each other and its consequences. 'Placing Lent alongside respected contemporaries such as Charles Frazier and David Guterson, "In the Fall" is an ambitious, dramatic and sweeping book filled with humanity and crafted thought, even as it touches on the most disturbing and desperate of themes' - "The Times."Read Less
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This is a very well written novel that examines relatioships, trauma's effect on people, and race relationships. This is accomplished by the author in a highly personal narrative that avoids all jargon and pc issues. Bravo- I will be reading more novels by Jeffrey Lent.
Apr 3, 2008
Very strong writer
Not only this book but others by Jeffrey Lent -- A Peculiar Grace and Lost Nation -- are carefully constructed and very much worth reading. His characters are strong. His plots are intricate and compelling. These books are about very strong, driven, men who are trying to make peace with their past. Sometimes the sins of the fathers are visited quite a ways down the family line.
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