Angel's Rest Author:Charles Davis Growing up in Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, eleven-year-old Charlie York lives at the foot of an endless peak called Angel's Rest, a place his momma told him angels rested before coming down to help folks. In 1967 his town was a poor boy's paradise until a shotgun blast killed Charlie's father and put his mother on trial for murder. For ... more »mysterious reasons, his mother entrusts his care to an old black man named Lacy Albert Coe. Lacy tells simple stories about the good and the bad that compose life's sweetest music. But when Hollis Thrasher, a reclusive Korean War veteran, is linked to his father's death and Lacy is victimized by hate crimes, Charlie hears only silence. It's not until Charlie embarks on a dangerous midnight journey pitting him against his darkest fears that he finally hears his own song playing out.« less
An easy read. This is a new author for me and i very much enjoyed this novel. Angels rest is a place called a peak, eleven year old Charlies mom told him, a place at the top of the mountains where Angels came to rest before coming to earth. This takes place in 1967 and Charlie and his mom are poor. His daddy was killed by a shot gun blast and his momma is put on trial for murder. This is a great read and i will be looking for more from this author. There is much depth in this book and alot of emotional issues.