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Bright's Passage by Josh Ritter
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Sep 18, 2016

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bookshelves: 2011, historical-fiction, appalachia
Read from October 10 to 11, 2011

Josh Ritter is one of my favorite songwriters -- he tells stories in songs and does wonderful things with words -- so I was excited to see he'd written a novel. That same dexternity with language and natural storytelling ability are present in this book about a WWI vet returning home, alternating between West Virginia and the trenches in France. His horse is an angel that talks to him, and a lot of the suspense in the story is in wondering if there actually is an angel or if this is some PTSD effect as he deals with the aftermath of the war. The book starts off kind of slow and sometimes it felt like there was too much description, but it picked up at the end.

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