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Carry My Bones

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  50 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A botched crime forces three men – a sculptor, his son, and the son’s septuagenarian friend – to flee their small town in this tragic and moving account of survival in the face of one’s own failures.

A man kills his wife’s lover . . . almost. The criminal is Gideon Banks, a sculptor of modest success who has finally realized that he is incapable of repairing his broken marr
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published May 25th 2006 by MacAdam Cage
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Aug 06, 2007 Kathy rated it it was amazing
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The author is like a son to me. I laughed hilariously -- a journey of deep angst juxtaposed with the exploits of Cadillac Williams and Auburn football -- only in the Deep South would this make sense. I also cried great hiccupping tears that melted my makeup (I won't give away when). I recognized the author and his friends and family in the book so it made for a deeply personal and exhilarating journey. I know that the author is discovering his voice, his niche in Southern literature -- and Carry ...more
Sara Pauff
Probably the first book ever written that takes place in Seale, Ala. (If you are not familiar with Seale, consider yourself lucky) It was okay. Starts slow, with a major WTF moment toward the end and then it just sort of peters out. But the characters are interesting and well-rounded.
Brynne-I know this is your friend but I still give it 3 stars. It started out well but as I recall, the lost-in-the-woods part seemed to go on a bit long. I would read something else by him, though.
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I enjoy reading Louisiana authors...this book was not bad but too "backwoodsy" for me. But I would read another book from J. Wes Yoder.
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A nice little book. Characters are thoughtfully drawn out. The author gets you to feel invested in their success. It gets a 7 on my 10 scale.
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not incredibly intriguing. just decent. not a lot of attachment to the characters or the resolve of their plights. but not bad.
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