Gap Creek: The Story Of A Marriage (Oprah's Book Club) (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series) Hardcover – Large Print, June 1, 2000
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- Publisher : Thorndike Pr (June 1, 2000)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 487 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0786225459
- ISBN-13 : 978-0786225453
- Item Weight : 1.35 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Best Sellers Rank:
#2,357,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #123,896 in Historical Fiction (Books)
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The basic story follows a young woman, her marriage to a difficult man, their difficulties living alone together on an isolated farm far from family, and the events and people who eventually help to strengthen their relationship with one another and who help to provide the sense of community they need. As I wrote above, even the most ordinary details are delicious. The book is written in a mesmerizingly poetic cadence, turning a hard life into music and beauty.
All that being said I did end caring about the characters quite a bit. I'm torn as to whether I want to read the sequel to the book to find out what happened to them. I think so, but if it's going to be another bible thumping religious creed I'm not interested. If digressions into the Bible and Jesus, or detailed renditions of life on a farm are not your things, stay away.
I could hardly put this book down and kept wanting to read on. It is interesting to see that at the end of the first year, they were going to start life anew and bring another child, hopefully with no problems, into their world.
But if you want to escape to a time gone by and actually feel like you are living the life of the main character GET THIS BOOK. The descriptions are great, the scenes, sounds, sites, smells, are all there. I loved to pick the book, escape back into Gap Creek for a short period of time, put the book away, and then repeat.
But the story's still great. I still enjoyed listening too it and if you don't know any different, then it won't matter to ya :)