Long Man

Long Man

A Novel

Large Print - 2014
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A river called Long Man has coursed through East Tennessee from time immemorial, but the Tennessee Valley Authority plans to dam the river and flood the town of Yuneetah for the sake of progress. Just a few days remain before the river will rise, and most of the town has been evacuated. Among the holdouts is Annie Clyde Dodson, whose ancestors have lived for generations on her mountaintop farm. As the deadline looms, a storm rages, a drifter is determined to save his hometown... and Annie's young daughter Gracie is nowhere to be found.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781410468420
Characteristics: 453 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Jun 17, 2018

An isolated town is about to be submerged by a WPA dam in late-Depression Tennessee. In the meantime, a young girl goes missing, and various members of the town go on a mad hunt for her before the town floods. Suspicion, mistrust and betrayal pervade this beautifully written story. I recommend the audio version from RB Digital, as the woman who narrates, Dale Dickey, has a local accent that really adds authenticity to the characters.

Apr 02, 2017

This book is not so much about the missing little girl as it is about the people left in the doomed town. We are given the background and history of these characters and how they are connected to each other. By the time you have finished, the lush, descriptive writing will make you feel like you know them and have lived in Yuneetah with them.

Jul 15, 2015

This is a great novel, even if it is depressing at times. It is about a river that is flooding the town and people need to move. The main character, struggles with moving and change. She learns about herself and her strengths . Very inspiring book.

Jan 29, 2015

Really enjoyed this novel. I wish the author had given a little more character development to Amos; he was pivotal but I never really identified with him or knew quite what motivated him.


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