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Angel's Rest by Charles Davis
  

Angel's Rest

Literary Fiction   Family Drama   Debuts of the Month   

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This is beautiful novel seen through the eyes of an eleven year old. We follow him as he struggles to comprehend the love and hate that exists in his small town of Sunnyside. His mother is in jail for shooting and killing his father, she has entrusted his care to an elderly African American called Lacy, against the wishes of Charlieâs prejudice grandfather, and all the while the question of who actually did kill Charlieâs father hangs over them. Reminiscent of To Kill A Mockingbird, this debut novel is an absolute gem. Charles Davis is an author to keep an eye on.

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Angel's Rest by Charles Davis

"The mountain always looked dark, but the older I got that year, the darker it got."

It is 1967 and eleven-year-old Charlie York lives in Angel's Rest, deep in the Virginia mountains. His town is a poor boy's paradise - until a shotgun blast kills Charlie's father and puts his mother on trial for murder.

When reclusive Korean War veteran Hollis Thrasher is also linked to the death, Charlie embarks on a dangerous midnight journey so that the truth about what he witnessed that fateful day can finally be revealed.

Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird and Stand by Me, Angel's Rest is an unforgettable novel about a mother's love, a hero's return and a boy who discovers angels do exist.

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"Charles Davis has spun a glorious mountain tale of love, hope and redemption. Charlie York is a true original, an 11-year-old wonder who handles loss with grace, angels with humour and life with a defiant spirit." - Adriana Trigiani

About the Author

Charles Davis is a former federal law enforcement officer and U.S. Army soldier. In 1999 he moved from the coast of Maine to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, rented a beach house, got a part-time job as a construction worker, and began writing his first novel. The author currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, son and dog, where he's working on a second novel set in the hills and endless blue ridges of Virginia, the place he grew up and calls home.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th March 2007

Author

Charles Davis

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Publisher

Mira Books

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
Debuts of the Month


ISBN

9780778301530

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