That Bright Land (Hardcover)

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Winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Prize.

A new Southern gothic thriller from the winner of the 2012 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction.

In the Summer of 1866, Jacob Ballard, a former Union soldier and spy, is dispatched by the War Department in Washington City to infiltrate the isolated North Carolina mountain community where he was born and find the serial killer responsible for the deaths of Union veterans. Based on true events, That Bright Land is the story of a violent and fragile nation in the wake of the Civil War and a man who must exorcise his own savage demons while tracking down another.

About the Author

Terry Roberts' direct ancestors have lived in the mountains of Western North Carolina since the time of the Revolutionary War. Steven Roberts, during the early 1900's, was the proprietor of the Mountain Park Hotel in the town of Hot Springs in Madison County, North Carolina. Julius and Belva Anderson Roberts lived and farmed near Hot Springs in Anderson Cove. Born in Asheville and raised in Weaverville, North Carolina, Roberts is the Director of the National Paideia Center and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his family. His debut novel, A Short Time To Stay Here, won the Willie Morris award for southern fiction.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781630269760
ISBN-10: 163026976X
Publisher: Turner
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English