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ISBN:
0671567713
Author:
Larry Watson
Category:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Atria; First Edition edition (June 1, 1997)
Pages:
384 pages
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1357 kb
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1390 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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492


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Larry Watson's previous fiction evoking contemporary Western small-town life has won him awards, a dedicated readership.

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Larry Watson, Lawrence Watson. Born in Rugby, North Dakota, & raised in Bismark, Larry Watson received his . in English from the University of North Dakota & his P. in creative writing from the University of Utah. Mercer County Sheriff Jack Nevelsen has sworn to serve and protect his corner of Montana, which includes his lifelong home, the small, tidy town of Bentrock. Watson is the author of the novel "In a Dark Time" & a book of poetry, "Leaving Dakota". He taught English at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point & lives in Plover, Wisconsin. Библиографические данные.

I love Larry Watson’s books. Still I give it a 4 for the bulk of it but a 5 for the ending, I thought it was perfect and I didn’t expect it.

Larry Watson's previous fiction evoking contemporary Western small-town life has won him awards, a dedicated readership, and unqualified critical praise. Now he has written a novel that envelops the rich emotional terrain of his beloved Montana in a mystery that is both unexpected and unforgettable.

Larry Watson is at his storytelling finest in this unforgettable return to the American West

Larry Watson is at his storytelling finest in this unforgettable return to the American West. Advance Praise for Let Him Go. "In Let Him Go, Larry Watson evokes the deepest kind of suspense: that based upon the fact that humans are unpredictable and perhaps ultimately unknowable-even to their most intimate associates. This fierce, tense book is beautifully written, with spare and economical prose out of which blooms a vivid and uncompromising portrait of the modern West. A brilliant achievement. Alice LaPlante, bestselling author of Turn of Mind.

Let him go. by Larry Watson. AMERICAN BOY. Sundown, yellow moon.

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Authors: Watson, Larry. Title: White Crosses. Condition: Used; Good. Read full description. See details and exclusions.

When the married principal of the local elementary school and a recent high-school graduate turn up dead in a car crash, Sheriff Jack Nevelsen tries to protect the town of Bentrock from the truth about why the two had been in the car together. By the author of Montana 1948. Tour.
  • Shakagul
White Crosses is a novel worth reading, and Larry Watson an author worth following. Mr. Watson weaves a compelling tale of a small Montana town in the 1950s, the citizens, the secrets, and the twists and turns as numerous as the back roads which snake around the mountains, leading to places both unknown and unexpected.

The main character is Sherrif Jack Nevelsen, who, on the night of the local high school graduation, is called to the scene of an auto accident with two fatalities. After a too-brief investigation, he makes a presumption about the relationship of the people involved, and decides for the sake of the town, and the families of the deceased, that by creating a cover-up, he can protect the reputations of all concerned, and after a period of mourning, allow everyone to return to their quiet, normal, day-to-day lives. One lie leads to another...and another and another...and needless to say, nothing will ever be the same again.

Nevelsen is not exactly likeable, but he is compelling. As his world spins out of control, he knows he only has himself to blame, but also knows there is no way of going back. It is the realization that the same might happen to any of us, under the wrong set of circumstances, one hasty decision, one blurted secret, that will keep the reader turning pages late into the night.

Speaking of which...a word of warning: as tempting as it may be, please do not skip ahead to the last page. The ending comes as a shock and in effect, grabs you by the throat. Allow it to do so...then lean back, take a breath, and if still able to speak, quietly say "Wow!"

It should be added that I purchased this book as a resale item from Amazon, and it arrived quickly, well-packaged, and in very good condition with little signs of wear or tear. I am now torn between keeping it on my shelf, for rereading on a rainy, self-indulgent indoor weekend, or passing along to a friend, neighbor, or co-worker. Oh, let's be honest (as we have just seen what difficulty lies can cause)...I will no doubt keep it, but use this review to recommend to others. And I will definitely be reading more of what Mr. Watson has to offer!
  • Gavirus
Larry Watson writes a good book. Not joyous, but you can't put it down.
  • MARK BEN FORD
I read this book after I read the author's "Laura," and was disappointed. Where "Laura" is skillfully written and compelling, "White Crosses" is clumsy and amateurish. The story itself is interesting, the characters adequate (although not terribly dimensional). The writing, however, thuds and Watson punctuates every plot development with a digression into the main character's memory that adds length to the book but adds very little to the story or the characters.
I'm glad I read "Laura" first, because I liked it a lot, and if I had picked up this one first, I probably never would have read any of Watson's other works.
  • Dukinos
One of my favorite Watson novels - arrow straight in its telling. Watson is a wonderful story teller.
  • Duktilar
Such a great read!! Fast paced and exciting
  • Diredefender
I'm sorry. I could not get into this book. That's really all I have to say. Not a book I found on a par with this superb writer's other work. The beginning is just elementary.
  • Stan
WHITE CROSSES is set in the fifties; the title signifies crosses people put up on the side of the road at fatal car accidents; that may have been a Montana thing.

Sheriff Jack Nevelson is called to the scene of such an accident. The car missed a hairpin turn and two people were killed. They had both been removed by the time Jack got there, but he knew the Bentrock elementary principal, Leo Bauer, and was informed the dead girl, June Moss, had just graduated high school. There were three suitcases in the car, one of them apparently belonged to Rick Bauer, Leo's son. Jack knew better.

Jack decides to collaborate with Rick to make up a story; they claim Leo was taking June to a place where she would meet up with Rick, who was attending a graduation party, and they would run away together. Jack seems to sincerely believe he must do this to save the innocence of the town. If he didn't every low life in the county would be kidnapping young girls to run off with them. Whoa! Maybe the fifties were less cynical then we are in the 21st century. Jack goes so far as to tell the tow truck driver his version of what had happened. The guy is nonplussed since his wife is the uber town gossip of Bentrock.

It gets worse when Jack goes to see Ed's widow, Vivien, to tell her about the accident. She's in her night gown and one shoulder is bare. Jack can't help but want to check out her nipples. When he gets home, his wife, Nora cries when she finds out Ed is dead. Jack is suspicious; this isn't normal. Ed was a friend of his, but Nora has no reason to carry on like this, and she wears perfume to Ed's funeral. Hmm.

June also has an uncle who further complicates the plot. There are four children in the Moss family, only one of whom had a child, June, and he's dead. Ralph Moss believes the Rick story and he wants revenge.

At first I thought I'd find out what was really going on and get some backstory on the relationship between Ed and June and what really happened out there, but this story is more about Sheriff Jack Nicholson coming unglued. We get the impression his marriage was already crumbling before the accident. You will not believe the ending. It's just too ironic.