The Life We Bury

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Gale, 2016 - 459 頁
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"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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用戶評語  - dara85 - LibraryThing

Joe Talbert has a college assignment to interview someone. He chooses a man in the nursing home who served in Vietnam. Joe learns his story and two become friends. 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - lorimpalmer - LibraryThing

From the start, I didn't want to put this book down. I would read through several chapters and wonder where the time had gone. Story and characters were well developed and flowed seamlessly. There is language and a mild love scene. Will be adding this new-to-me author to my reading list. 閱讀評論全文

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