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The life we bury / Allen Eskens.

Eskens, Allen, 1963- author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale LP ESK (Text) 70743000153753 Large Print In process -
Perry County Public Library - Tell City LP F ESK (Text) 70621000211777 Adult - Large Print Fiction Checked out 11/14/2016
Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County LP ESK (Text) 78731000493117 New Material Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410493415
  • ISBN: 1410493415
  • Physical Description: 461 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Veterans > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Large type books
Genre: Mystery fiction

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