Terry Kay The Valley of Light: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9781402576409

The Valley of Light: A Novel

 
9781402576409: The Valley of Light: A Novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From Publishers Weekly: An enigmatic young man's preternatural gift for fishing changes the fabric of a rural North Carolina village during the post-WWII years in Kay's latest, a dreamy, poignant and richly written novel, marred somewhat by slow pacing. Noah Locke, a quiet, earnest veteran from Georgia, arrives in Bowerton, called by some the Valley of Light, and quickly becomes known for his fishing skills; the welcoming locals promptly invite him to participate in their upcoming fishing contest. He settles in, earning his keep as a housepainter, and soon meets Eleanor Cunningham, a comely young widow whose husband died, an apparent suicide, after coming home from the war. Their romance develops hesitantly, largely due to Noah's shyness, and while Kay pens some lovely scenes of rural life, the narrative doesn't move much faster. Before the contest commences, a young boy whom Noah had befriended goes missing and, after several agonizing days, Noah finds the body. He realizes that the boy died trying to catch a legendary fish that Noah himself had been chasing, after hearing about it from a benevolent but mysterious old man. Kay's lush descriptions form a shimmering backdrop to his gracefully drawn protagonists, but the romance is somewhat predictable, and the fishing subplot-the search for a mythic bass-does not fully sustain narrative tension. Kay (To Dance with a White Dog) comes close to generating suspense in the chapters describing the questionable conduct of Eleanor's husband following the war, but it's too bad there isn't a more compelling plot to anchor the graceful writing. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kay, Terry
Published by RB Large Print
ISBN 10: 1402576404 ISBN 13: 9781402576409
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RB Large Print. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1402576404. Seller Inventory # Z1402576404ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kay, Terry
Published by RB Large Print
ISBN 10: 1402576404 ISBN 13: 9781402576409
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RB Large Print. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1402576404. Seller Inventory # Z1402576404ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kay, Terry
Published by RB Large Print 2004-01-01 (2004)
ISBN 10: 1402576404 ISBN 13: 9781402576409
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RB Large Print 2004-01-01, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1402576404. Seller Inventory # Z1402576404ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kay, Terry
Published by RB Large Print
ISBN 10: 1402576404 ISBN 13: 9781402576409
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RB Large Print. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1402576404. Seller Inventory # Z1402576404ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kay, Terry
Published by RB Large Print
ISBN 10: 1402576404 ISBN 13: 9781402576409
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RB Large Print. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1402576404. Seller Inventory # Z1402576404ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kay, Terry
Published by RB Large Print
ISBN 10: 1402576404 ISBN 13: 9781402576409
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RB Large Print. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1402576404. Seller Inventory # Z1402576404ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Terry Kay
Published by RB Large Print (2004)
ISBN 10: 1402576404 ISBN 13: 9781402576409
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RB Large Print, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1402576404

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Terry Kay
Published by RB Large Print (2004)
ISBN 10: 1402576404 ISBN 13: 9781402576409
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RB Large Print, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111402576404

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds