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Subject: All E-Readers: Book recommendations, reviews
Date Posted: 12/15/2010 7:01 AM ET
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I just noticed someone's recommendation of a book in the Nook freebie thread. Unfortunately, I glossed over it when it was free and its not free anymore. So, how about a thread for "heads up-this is a good one" so we can grab 'em while we can...these do cross over formats so if its free or discounted for the Nook, hopefully it will be free or discounted for the Kindle and vice versa.

Here we go..

Also, don't forget to search here (PBS) for the paper copy....good is good and I will read it no matter what the format...

Last Edited on: 12/15/10 7:03 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/16/2010 10:12 AM ET
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I'm 66% through a book called "Angel's Rest" by Charles Davis. It's available for the Kindle for $2.98 right now. I see it's also available here in PBS.


This is a great book. Heart-wrenching story of an 11 year old boy in West Virginia whose mother is accused of killing his father. The year is 1967. The story is told from the boy's viewpoint.


From Publishers Weekly:

At the start of Davis's beautifully written debut, 11-year-old Charlie York leads an idyllic life in the shadow of Angel's Rest, a mountain in the Virginia Alleghenies "so high the earth's caretakers took breaks on the peaks before they came down to help those in need of God's assistance." Then, one late afternoon in 1967, Charlie's father is killed by a shotgun blast and his mother is arrested for murder. Put in the care of Lacy Albert Coe, an old black man, Charlie hears the music of Coe's many stories as he tries to understand the hate that fills the people of rural Sunnyside, Va. Charlie vacillates between wanting to escape on a raft like Huck Finn and wanting to know the truth behind the tragedy. Was it an accident? Or was his mother guilty of murder? Or was the killer really the reclusive Korean War veteran, Hollis Thrasher, who had been seen walking from their house that afternoon? In his painful search for answers, Charlie leaves childhood behind and gains an unparalleled understanding of courage and love.