Nickel Mountain by John Gardner audiobook

Nickel Mountain

By John Gardner
Read by Michael Butler Murray

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721344772

  • ISBN: 9781721344772

Runtime: 9.56 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

John Gardner’s most poignant novel of improbable love.

At the heart of John Gardner’s Nickel Mountain is an uncommon love story: When at 42, the obese, anxious, and gentle Henry Soames marries seventeen-year-old Callie Wells—who is pregnant with the child of a local boy—it is much more than years which define the gulf between them. But the beauty of this audiobook is the gradual revelation of the bond that develops as this unlikely couple experiences courtship and marriage, the birth of a son, isolation, forgiveness, work, and death in a small Catskill community in the 1950s. The plot turns on tragic events—they might be accidents or they might be acts of will—involving a cast of rural eccentrics that includes a lonely amputee veteran, a religious hysteric (thought by some to be the devil himself), and an itinerant “Goat Lady.” Questions of guilt, innocence, and even murder are eclipsed by deeds of compassion, humility, and redemption, and ultimately, by Henry Soames’ quiet discovery of grace.

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Author Bio: John Gardner

Author Bio: John Gardner

John Gardner (1925–2007) was one of the world’s premier thriller writers, and published more than forty novels, many of which have been bestsellers. Among Gardner’s works are sixteen books in the legendary James Bond series, including Win, Lose, or Die and Never Send Flowers; he also wrote six books featuring Big Herbie Kruger, including Confessor and Maestro, which was a New York Times Book of the Year. A graduate of Cambridge University who did his postgraduate work at Oxford, he lived in Hampshire. Gardner had variously been a stage magician, an officer in the Royal Marines, a theatrical journalist, a lecturer in Shakespearean production, and a priest in the Church of England.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English