Littlejohn by Howard Owen

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Now available in paperback, comes a successful and beautifully-written novel about a decent North Carolina farmer haunted by errors and redeemed by faith. Painstakingly honest, Littlejohn is "a character as fully rounded in his quirks and imperfections, in his quiet determination and bravery, as any in recent fiction."--Washington Post. National reading tour.


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About Howard Owen

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Owen is an editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
 
Published April 13, 2011 by Vintage. 244 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From this seemingly conventional setup emerges an engaging memoir of a moral, thoughtful man who tried to be good and yet transgressed in ways he can scarcely comprehend: he killed his brother Lafe in a childhood accident--the ramifications of which become clear only at the end of the novel--and ...

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In his intelligent, low-key first novel, Owen, sports editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch , portrays an elderly man in rural North Carolina.

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In a subtle and intelligent first novel Owen, a sports editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch , tells a low-key story of rural life in North Carolina.

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LITTLEJOHN Howard Owen (Villard, $18) Howard Owen is a gentle writer whose unassuming but first-rate novel catches you off guard, like a clap of thunder on a clear day.

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