When Percy Harding, Goliathâ€™s most important citizen, is discovered dead by the railroad tracks outside town one perfect autumn afternoon, no one can quite believe itâ€™s really happened. Percy, the president of the townâ€™s world-renowned furniture company, had seemed invincible. Only Rosamond Rogers, Percyâ€™s secretary, may have had a glimpse of how and why this gr
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Received yesterday and hope to start soon. I have 10 more plus my current read in front. 3/16/12
Goliath is a small town based on the Harding Furniture Factory. It is full of a fun mix of characters and follows them through the days starting with the factory owners tragic suicide. What will become of the town and its residents?
This book had wonderful characters and a great story line, but I kept thinking okay, is ...more
Oh, right. "Goliath." This was kind of a first for us. From Susan Woodring, and a little out of our young adult realm. Not that this book isn't ... wasn't an amazing book for teens to rea ...more
Goliath is about a small town that experiences a suicide of one of their wealthiest, most well known citizens. We hear most of the story through the voice of Ruth, her daughter Agnes, and Vincent (the boy who finds the body). The rest we get in snippets from the people in their lives. It flopped around so much that I ...more
Susan's characters are rich and you can propel yourself into the story. I often felt I was standing in an office watching a main character named Rosamond. You also will be acquainted to small town Southern life.
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Goliath tells the story of a small southern town, named of all things...Goliath. Goliath is a town anchored by the Harding Furniture Factory. The factory is where most of the town's residents work and the story starts as the factory's owner is found dead by the train tracks.
I found the book to be a slow read and it didn't capture my attention quite the way I had hoped. A blurb on the back compared the novel to Empire Falls by Richard Ru ...more
Though the story itself is an excellent study of small-town America and the varying characters, festivals, and businesses that comprise that town, the story was far too long. Though the slow pacing was appropriate to the depiction of the town and lifestyles, much of the smae "ma ...more
I enjoyed this book. It was a little slow moving, but the descriptions of the town and the people living there were so strong and vivid. That was the part I liked the most. I felt like I really got to know every single character in the book and could feel what they were feeling.
It was interesting as well, to see how the death of Percy Harding, the first thing that happens, could effect an entire town and the events that stem from it.
I like this book,it started out slow but after I read awhile I like it. It had alot of descriptions of the town, and I loved Vincent and how the other people in the book were as if I knew them myself.