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Home Fires Burning: A Novel

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Home Fires Burning: A Novel
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Back Bay Books (first published January 1987)
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Canavan
Apr 17, 2015 Canavan rated it liked it
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Jerry Landry
Feb 04, 2010 Jerry Landry rated it it was amazing
One of the best reads I've had in a long time. The characters are very vibrant, Bob Inman makes the town come alive, and with each page, I became more enthralled. I liked this book so much that I went and bought a copy of my own and intend to read it again, something that I very rarely do. I cannot recommend it enough for someone who wants a good-hearted yet thoughtful read.
Kitty Tomlinson
Dec 31, 2008 Kitty Tomlinson rated it really liked it
Story of Tibbetts family in World War II South. Jake, a newspaperman, observes his family and neighbors in thie tale of Southern rural life.
Kendra
Oct 01, 2013 Kendra rated it really liked it
" 'Ah' Jake Tibbetts thought, 'we are all pilgrim souls here, all ragged wayfarers, stopping to huddle against the cold and dark around what we call our home fires. Does a man indeed learn anything? Only that his home is his own heart. And there he must abide.' "

Wow. After reading all the reviews, and having read Robert Inman's "Old Dogs and Children", I thought I knew what to expect. I was disappointed in this book at first. The story seemed to drag in the beginning; lots of characters, a litt
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Cheryl Redman
Jan 03, 2016 Cheryl Redman rated it really liked it
Historical fiction, but more about human nature and the challenges of being part of a family and community than about WWII. I enjoyed the story.
Debbie
Jul 12, 2014 Debbie added it
I enjoyed reading this book. I found the story compelling, genuine and humorous.
Kelly Norton
Feb 01, 2010 Kelly Norton rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite all-time books. The first "southern" book I read outside of a literature class. My grandmother had a signed hardback (not sure from where) and passed it along to me when I was home one weekend on a visit from Delaware. I was so hungry for the people: the voices, the humor, feeling of community.
Mary Baker
Jul 11, 2012 Mary Baker rated it it was amazing
Home Fires Burning is my favorite book by Robert Inman. I loved reading about the interactions of the irascible grandfather, who was a character of a character!! and his family. I laughed out loud at some of the scenes that Inman created.
Candy
Jul 02, 2007 Candy rated it liked it
Interesting book. I spent years watching Bob Inman as a newscaster in Charlotte.

Caroline
Jun 08, 2009 Caroline rated it liked it
Newspaperman, WW2, historical...nice beach read
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Robert Inman’s new novel, The Governor’s Lady, is available now from John F. Blair Publishers. Drawing on his a career as a journalist and creative writer, Inman has crafted the story of Cooper Lanier, a determined woman fighting to establish her independence in the tumultuous world of male-dominated politics.

The Governor’s Lady is Inman’s fifth novel, following Home Fires Burning (1987), Old Dogs
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