David Joy
The Line That Held Us

The Line That Held Us

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One bookseller labels this as "Appalachian noir." From the publisher: "From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again. When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world."

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When These Mountains Burn

When These Mountains Burn

We get A LOT of questions from readers about what books to gift the men in their lives, and my husband's first answer is reliably "David Joy." Gifting fiction can be tricky, but page-turning literary fiction is a go-to crowd-pleaser (for readers of any gender!). Joy's latest novel hasn't gotten as much attention as it deserves, which makes it perfectly giftable. A father, an addict, and a federal agent are brought together by chance and redemption. Told in alternating points of view, a complicated family story meets a noir-ish literary mystery.

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