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The life we bury, by Allen Eskens

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The life we bury
Title
The life we bury
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by Allen Eskens
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Language
eng
Summary
"College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But by the time Joe discovers the truth, it is too late to escape the fallout"--
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Title
The life we bury
Creator
Summary
In this well-crafted debut novel, Joe Talbert has finally left home, but not without guilt over leaving his autistic brother in the care of his unreliable mother. A college assignment gets the young man entangled in a cold case, racing to clear the name of a Vietnam veteran. Characters with layers of suppressed memories and emotions only add to the suspenseful plot. Looking forward to more from this Minnesotan author! -- Paulette Brooks for LibraryReads
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Member of
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10356455
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3605.S49
LC item number
L54 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Max Rupert novels,
Series volume
1
Target audience
adult
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by Allen Eskens
The life we bury, by Allen Eskens

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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