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When Clay Spencer fails to arrive home at the expected hour on Christmas Eve of 1933, his family grows concerned. While his seven brothers and sisters and his mother keep vigil the older son, Clay-boy, goes in search of his father. But on his journey through the snowbound Virginia hills, the boy experiences a series of hazardous, touching and hilarious adventures.
His life is endangered by an enraged deer, the family's honor is threatened by a well-meaning outsider, and unexpected help is provided by the fearsome county sheriff. An encounter with the neighborhood Negro community church teaches Clay-boy a lesson in race relations and, while taking refuge from a snowstorm, he is overwhelmed by the intoxicating hospitality of two elderly genteel lady bootleggers.
Finally, at midnight, when all hope for him has been abandoned, Clay Spencer provides a surprising climax to the story, and in a single moment illuminates the triumph of the human spirit. Rich with life that rings true, filled with nostalgia, laughter and tears, The Homecoming is a warm and wonderful classic of American literature.
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Earl Hamner Jr. was born in Schuyler, a village in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. A novelist, author of award-winning teleplays and a respected television producer, his other books include Fifty Roads to Town, You Can't Get There From Here and Spencer's Mountain. Mr. Hamner lives in Los Angeles. Richard Thomas is one of America's most highly gifted, versatile, and respected actors. A veteran of over forty years in entertainment, he is renowned for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of John-Boy on The Waltons and has appeared in dozens of television movies, feature films, and theatrical productions. His recent works include Taking Woodstock, Wild Hearts, Annie's Point, and the role of Hamilton Whitney III on the series Just Cause. Richard's audiobook credits include a wide range from the inspirational books Selections from a Course in Miracles and Chop Wood, Carry Water to Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome and Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals.
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Book Description Center Point Pub, 2007. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111602850771
Book Description Center Point Pub. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 1602850771 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1663136