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Nightwoods

A Novel
Frazier, Charles, 1950- (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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The extraordinary author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons returns with a dazzling new novel of suspense and love set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s.

Charles Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut narrative while losing none of the transcendent prose, virtuosic storytelling, and insight into human nature that have made him one of the most beloved and celebrated authors in the world. Now, with his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine.

Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape, choosing to live apart from the small community around her. But the coming of the children changes everything, cracking open her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways.

Charles Frazier is known for his historical literary odysseys, and for making figures in the past come vividly to life. Set in the twentieth century, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a great work of art.

Baker & Taylor
Named the guardian of her murdered sister's troubled twins, Luce of 1950s rural North Carolina struggles to build a family with the children and a new romantic prospect before being targeted by the twins' father--her sister's killer--who believes that the children are in possession of a stolen cache of money. By a National Book Award winner.

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Named the guardian of her murdered sister's troubled twins, Luce struggles to build a family with the children before being targeted by the twins' father--her sister's killer--who believes that the children are in possession of a stolen cache of money.

Authors: Frazier, Charles, 1950-
Statement of Responsibility: Charles Frazier
Title: Nightwoods
a novel
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 259 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject Headings: Twins Fiction North Carolina History 20th century Fiction North Carolina Rural conditions Fiction
Topical Term: Twins
LCCN: 2011014629
ISBN: 9781400067091
140006709X
Branch Call Number: FIC F
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Feb 18, 2013
  • gracindaisy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In the North Carolina mountains, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, changing her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways. Superlative writing and suspense!

Jan 25, 2012
  • beachcat2 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Could not put it down - very suspenseful. I love the way he writes! I don't think I would read it at night, if I was alone - pretty scary.

Dec 19, 2011
  • lilylibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A book about survival, both in harsh physical conditions, and from emotional damage. Experience has made Luce isolate herself in an abandoned and dilapidated resort lodge until the murder of her sister leaves her in charge of two abused and silent preschoolers who soothe their fear by killing chickens and starting fires. Both suitor and murderer soon appear to further complicate her life.

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