Long Man

Long Man

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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From the critically acclaimed author of Bloodroot, a gripping, wondrously evocative novel drawn from real-life historical events: the story of three days in the summer of 1936, as a government-built dam is about to flood an Appalachian town-and a little girl goes missing.A river called Long Man has coursed through East Tennessee from time immemorial, bringing sustenance to the people who farm along its banks and who trade between its small towns. But as Long Man opens, the Tennessee Valley Authority's plans to dam the river and flood the town of Yuneetah for the sake of progress-to bring electricity and jobs to the hardscrabble region-are about to take effect. Just one day remains before the river will rise, and most of the town has been evacuated. Among the holdouts is a young mother, Annie Clyde Dodson, whose ancestors have lived for generations on her mountaintop farm; she'll do anything to ensure that her three-year-old daughter, Gracie, will inherit..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9780307958464
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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Reads_A_Lot
Apr 02, 2017

This book is not so much about the missing little girl as it is about the people left in the doomed town. We are given the background and history of these characters and how they are connected to each other. By the time you have finished, the lush, descriptive writing will make you feel like you know them and have lived in Yuneetah with them.

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Ravenpicks13
Jul 15, 2015

This is a great novel, even if it is depressing at times. It is about a river that is flooding the town and people need to move. The main character, struggles with moving and change. She learns about herself and her strengths . Very inspiring book.

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lori00
Jan 29, 2015

Really enjoyed this novel. I wish the author had given a little more character development to Amos; he was pivotal but I never really identified with him or knew quite what motivated him.

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