Redemption Mountain by Gerry FitzGerald audiobook

Redemption Mountain: A Novel

By Gerry FitzGerald
Read by Mark Bramhall

Blackstone Publishing 9780805094893

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482912326

  • ISBN: 9781482912333

  • ISBN: 9781482912302

  • ISBN: 9781482914603

Runtime: 18.15 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this emotional debut, a New York executive, restless in his success, is sent to West Virginia, where a small-town girl and her son open his eyes to a richer life than he could have imagined.

On the surface, Charlie Burden and Natty Oakes could not be more different: she, the daughter of many generations of rural farmers; he, an executive at a multinational engineering firm. But in each other they find the new lease on life they both so desperately need.

Natty dreams of a life beyond her small town. She is unhappily married to her high school crush—who now spends more time at the bar than at home—and passes the time nursing retired miners, coaching her son's soccer team, and running the mountain trails she knows by heart, longing to get away from it all. Charlie has everything he ever thought he wanted, but after twenty-five years of climbing the corporate ladder, he no longer recognizes his own life: his job has become bureaucratic paper-pushing, his wife is obsessed with their country-club status, and his children have grown up and moved on. When he is sent to West Virginia to oversee a mining project, it is a chance to escape his stuffy life and to get involved, instead of watching from the sidelines. Arriving in Red Bone, though, he gets more than he bargained for: his new friends become the family he was missing, and Natty reminds him what happiness feels like. When his company's plans threaten to destroy Natty's family land, his loyalties are questioned, and he is forced to choose between his old life and his new love in a fight for Redemption Mountain.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“David and Goliath battle on the ugly field of Appalachian mountain-removal coal mining in this grim yet realistic, richly detailed first novel…A diverse cast of characters adds plenty of color and subplots that enrich the overall theme.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Gerry FitzGerald

Author Bio: Gerry FitzGerald

Gerry FitzGerald has been in advertising for nearly thirty years and owns an advertising agency in Springfield, Massachusetts. He holds a master’s in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, with his wife, Robin.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 18.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English