The Color of Lightning

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100030489
Released: Mar 31, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061805479
Narrator/s: Jack Garrett
Publisher: HarperAudio
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A??Meticulously researched and beautifully crafted...?his is glorious work.A? A?? Washington Post A??A gripping, deeply relevant book.A? A?? New York Times Book Review From Paulette Jiles, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Enemy Women and Stormy Weather, comes a stirring work of fiction set on the untamed Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. One of only twelve books longlisted for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller PrizeA??one of CanadaA??s most prestigious literary awardsA??The Color of Lightning is a beautifully rendered and unforgettable re-examination of one of the darkest periods in U.S. history.

Author(s): Paulette Jiles
Original Publish Date: Mar 31, 2009

Professional reviews

"Is anyone not fascinated by cases of captives who lived among Indians and escaped to tell about it? This novel opens with a Kiowa raid on settlers in northern Texas in the 1870s. So convincingly does Jiles imagine her characters--Indian, white, and black--and compellingly tell their stories that it comes as a surprise that much here is based on real people and events. Jack Garrett's performance is stellar. Three different races--men, women, and children--come vividly to life, their personalities distinct even though their stories are separated from ours by more than a century. It's a sweeping tale, never dry or fact-bound, and Garrett's sympathetic attention and unflagging skill are a perfect match for Jiles's marvelous invention. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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