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Haven's Wake (Flyover Fiction), Randolph, Ladette
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Author Name:    Randolph, Ladette

Title:   Haven's Wake (Flyover Fiction)

Binding:   Paperback

Book Condition:   Very Good

Publisher:    Bison Books 2013

ISBN Number:   080324357X / 9780803243576

Seller ID:   IM165010

080324357X

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Early July, and the corn in eastern Nebraska stands ten feet tall; after a near-decade of drought, it seems too good to be true, and everyone is watching the sky for trouble. For the Grebels, whose plots of organic crops trace a modest patchwork among the vast fields of soybeans and corn, trouble arrives from a different quarter in the form of Elsa's voice on her estranged son's answering machine: "Your father's dead. You'll probably want to come home."

When a tractor accident fells the patriarch of this Mennonite family, the threads holding them together are suddenly drawn taut, singing with the tensions of a lifetime's worth of love and faith, betrayal and shame. Through the competing voices of those gathered for Haven Grebel's funeral, acts of loyalty and failures, long-suppressed resentments and a tragic secret are brought to light, expressing a larger, complex truth.



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