Robert Morgan


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Robert Morgan was raised on his family's farm in the North Carolina mountains. The author of eleven books of poetry and eight books of fiction, including the bestselling novel Gap Creek, he now lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches at Cornell University.

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Gap Creek

3.72 avg rating — 46,224 ratings — published 1999 — 34 editions
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The Road from Gap Creek

3.71 avg rating — 1,363 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Boone: A Biography

3.87 avg rating — 1,083 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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The Truest Pleasure

3.83 avg rating — 893 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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This Rock

3.68 avg rating — 750 ratings — published 2001 — 13 editions
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Chasing the North Star

3.58 avg rating — 641 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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Lions of the West: Heroes a...

3.76 avg rating — 438 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Brave Enemies

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3.67 avg rating — 420 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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The Red Sea Rules: 10 God-G...

4.48 avg rating — 306 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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The Hinterlands

3.84 avg rating — 182 ratings5 editions
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“Fiction is about intimacy with characters, events, places.”
Robert Morgan

“We don’t know a tenth of what there is to know,” Mr. Pendergast said. “Why we don’t even know a sixth.”
robert morgan, Gap Creek

“There is a smell that lung sickness gives people. It’s the smell of blood and congestion and fever. It’s the smell of blood mixed with air that hangs over a bed and fills a sickroom. It’s the smell of old blood, and blood that is fresh and already old. It’s the smell of a festering wound.”
Robert Morgan, Gap Creek



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