The Gravedigger by Rob Magnuson Smith

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The gravedigger Henry Bale lives with his ailing dog in the village of Chalk, England. Painfully shy, he is resigned to growing old alone. Then Caroline Ford, an impulsive schoolteacher from Brighton, arrives in Chalk. Caroline awakens Henry to life, and to a fear of death. Their relationship becomes a startling investigation of love, faith, and the search for meaning.
 

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Published October 16, 2010 by UNO Press. 235 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Henry Bale, a bashful middle-aged gravedigger in the English hamlet of Chalk takes center stage in Smith's impressive debut.

Aug 09 2010 | Read Full Review of The Gravedigger

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Grave-digging is hard, honest work, but it also reinforces Henry's tendency toward solitude and forces him to live apart from the rest of Chalk, his small village, with only his Jack Russell terrier for company.

Jun 19 2012 | Read Full Review of The Gravedigger

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