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Nora Michaelson and her eleven-year-old son, Jason. are going through a difficult adjustment to life after the accidental death of Jason's father. at a time when the family's small business was failing. The loss of Jack Michaelson has left his wife and son nearly destitute. It has also placed their lives in jeopardy. This is a story of terror, and resourcefulness in the fa ...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published May 19th 1999 by Harper Perennial (first published May 5th 1998)
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Debra
Sep 06, 2011 Debra marked it as to-read
Stephen King recommended book. In his book On Writing, published 2000, King says on pages 285-286: "These are the best books I've read over the last three or four years, the period during which I wrote The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon: A Pop-up Book, Hearts in Atlantis, On Writing, and the as-yet-unpublished From a Buick 8. In some way or other, I suspect each book in the list had an influence on the books I wrote."

He continues to say "...a good many of these might show you some new ways of doing
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Elke
I chose this novel on impulse, based only on the summary. In the Night Season provided a very intense reading experience and was a real page-turner.

Plot summary:
It all begins with racist motivated hate mails directed at Ed Bishop, the black neighbor of recently widowed Nora Michaelson, who takes care of her son in the afternoons while she is still at work. When Ed Bishop is murdered, everyone suspects that the so-called "Virginia Front" is behind this crime, putting into action their announced t
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Mary
Jun 14, 2013 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes horror
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
Nora Michaelson and her eleven-year-old son, Jason, are both going through a difficult adjustment after the accidental death of Jason's father, during a time when the family's small business was failing. The loss of Jack Michaelson has left his wife and son nearly destitute. It has also placed their lives in jeopardy from several people who it is very dangerous to cross. This is a story of terror, and resourcefulness in the face of terror, from a master storyteller.

I really enjoyed this book; it
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Richard Alley
A word about my ratings. I don't adhere so well to the star rating system. If I like a book a lot, it gets three stars. If I dislike it, one. Don't read so much into what it all might mean, it's very simple, if I like a book and think you should read it, it gets three stars. Five stars are not for mortals. Five stars are reserved for bananafish, Gatsbys, potato barns, Havishams and lords of the apes.

Many times I will expound on a book or books at my blog, Urf! (http://uurrff.blogspot.com). Come
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Frederick Bingham
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Sibel
The violence in this one is pretty unmitigated and is approching the border of being too much. I also think Bausch is one of those male authors who doesn't write women very well. That said, it's terrifically suspenseful (and a quick read). But this may be too stressful a read to recommend.
Lynn
An intense crime novel which details the psychological trauma. Lots of description and very engaging.
Robert
Fun to read and a real page turner - sometimes predictable and characters under developed -
Linda
Well written and interesting, but I'm not sure I got much out of it.
Diane
Suspense novel set in rural Virginia, a good scary read.
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An acknowledged master of the short story form, Richard Bausch's work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Harper's, The New Yorker, Narrative, Gentleman's Quarterly. Playboy, The Southern Review, New Stories From the South, The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize Stories; and they have been widely anthologized, including The Granta Book of the Ame ...more
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