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One Time I Saw Morning Come Home

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Published March 2nd 1978 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 1974)
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Aug 14, 2014 Don rated it really liked it
The book traces the relationship of the author's parents from the time they first meet until they pass away.

This is a simple story filled with love and tenderness, but also humor and a bit of heartbreak. the writing is just beautiful and, by books' end, I came to care deeply about the warm and wonderful people who populate its pages. It is sentimental without ever becoming sappy which is one of the reasons it works so well.

some knowledge of the Mormon faith might be helpful since Huffaker uses
May 16, 2013 Nolan rated it really liked it
Interestingly enough, I almost didn't finish this book, and I'm so glad I did. When I began reading it, I feared it would be a "Grease" kind of thing--good girl meets bad boy, lowers her perspective to match his, etc. This is vastly different from that, and the ending is beautifully written, and not at all Grease-like.

The author has created a somewhat fictionalized account of his parents' lives in a Utah mining town prior to, during, and after the Great Depression. You see up close the clash bet
Feb 04, 2010 Karen rated it liked it
This is the fictionalized story of the author's parents. They meet as teenagers - Orlean's parents have died and she's living with her two sisters and her older sister's husband. Clair set out on his own after his mother rejected him as a child and his father stood silently by. The book tells of Orlean and Clair's courtship and throughout their marriage how they manage the tragedies and joys of life with grace and humor. If there was anything I didn't like about the book, it was that each ...more
Apr 10, 2010 Beth rated it liked it
Biography of the authors parents. A love story where the main characters are noble and good--maybe a little too good to be believed. But they did live though some amazing ordeals and times, not always good, but they always came out on the other side stronger for it. It is a wish of mine that everyone could have a love like Clair and Orlean!
Jul 31, 2014 Marilyn rated it really liked it
I read this book in college and LOVED it. I found a copy so I could re-read it. Big mistake. The same magic of Clair and Orleans true love wasn't there for me as it was years ago. Some things are best remembered in the past.
Stacy Pelletier
Sep 10, 2011 Stacy Pelletier rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up at a book sale the library was having it was in a pile of westerns. I was maybe 17. It took me a few years to read but the story has stayed with me for almost 20 years now. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Jun 25, 2013 Peggy rated it it was amazing
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I read this book when it first came out in the late 70's. I am putting it in my favorites list because I loved it so much at the time. If I read it today I most likely would not love it as much as my teenage self, but it meant so much it should be in this list.
Nov 04, 2011 Sonrisa rated it liked it
well the cowboy and the cossack by huffaker is still one of my very favourite books of all time. this one still had good characters but the story line itself doesn't compete with the cowboy and the cossack.
Jun 13, 2015 Diane rated it really liked it
My friend reviewed this book at our May club meeting. I enjoyed it so much that I had to read it, too. I highly recommend it - thanks, M!
Arlene Allen
Aug 13, 2010 Arlene Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A moving family saga of a Mormon family -portrays the Mormons in a positive light. It's a beautiful book.
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Nov 18, 2013 Stephanie Labbate rated it really liked it
Second time I read this book; forgot how good it was. Takes you back to another place and time.
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Clair Huffaker was a U.S. author of westerns and other fiction, many of which were turned into films. His sreenplays included such films as "Flaming Star" (1960), "The Commancheros" (1961), "Rio Conchos" (1964), and "The War Wagon" (1967). His TV scripts showed up on "The Virginian", "Lawman" and "Bonanza". Clair wrote screenplays for 3 Euro-westerns, "100 Rifles" (1969), "The Deserter" (1971), ...more
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