Bent Road: a novel
For twenty years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve's death. As a young man, Arthur fled his small Kansas hometown, moved to Detroit, married Celia, and never looked back. But when the 1967 riots frighten him even more than his past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to the road he grew up on, Bent Road, and that same small town where Eve mysteriously died.
While Arthur and their oldest daughter slip easily into rural life, Celia and the two younger children struggle to fit in. Daniel, the only son, is counting on Kansas to make a man of him, since Detroit sure didn't. Evie, the youngest and small for her age, hopes that in Kansas she will finally grow. Celia grapples with loneliness and the brutality of life and death on a farm.
And then a local girl disappears, catapulting the family headlong into a dead man's curve.
On Bent Road, a battered red truck cruises ominously along the prairie; a lonely little girl dresses in her dead aunt's clothes; a boy hefts his father's rifle in search of a target; a mother realizes she no longer knows how to protect her children. It is a place where people learn that sometimes killing is the kindest way.
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|Grouping Title||bent road|
|Grouping Author||roy lori|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-04-17 22:55:03PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-04-17 23:57:12PM|
|author2-role||Blackstone Audio, Inc., Findaway World, LLC., Gavin, Marguerite., Playaway Digital Audio.|
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|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Hermitage - Adult Audiobook, Inglewood - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel
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|isbn||9780452297593, 9780525951834, 9781101476185, 9781441780645, 9781481588096|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000366674|Book|Books||English|Dutton,|c2011.|355 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000373392|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio :|, p2011.|1 sound media player (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., overdrive:9c6dd3dd-cf60-4c4a-b99b-5242c39ea21e|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2011|, overdrive:e7683a92-7dd5-4562-a8cb-708a1d27d66e|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2011||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Country life -- Kansas -- Fiction, Farm life -- Kansas -- Fiction, Girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Rural families -- Fiction|
|title_full||Bent Road, Bent Road / Lori Roy, Bent Road A Novel, Bent Road [sound recording] : a novel / Lori Roy|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Country life, Crimes against, Farm life, Fiction, Girls, Literature, Rural families|