Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

A Novel

Book - 2011
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"Backwoods Noir" at its best. For generations the Erskine clan has lived in poverty and isolation on North Mountain, shunned by the God-fearing people of nearby Gideon. Now, Albert Erskine comes down off the mountain hoping to change the future for his brothers and sisters and sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything. Inspired by a true story. From best-selling novelist Lauren B. Davis comes the deeply compassionate story of what happens when we view our neighbors as "The Other," as well as the transcendent power of unlikely friendships. OUR DAILY BREAD is a compelling narrative set in a closely observed, sometimes dark, but ultimately life-enhancing landscape. Lauren B Davis' vivid prose and empathetically developed characters will remain in the reader's mind long after the final chapter has been read." -- Jane Urquhart, prize winning author of AWAY and THE STONE CARVERS. "I'll never forget this book, the sunning power of the descriptions, the attention to detail, the riveting plot, the fully-realized characters--this is storytelling at its very best." -- Duff Brenna, author of THE BOOK OF MAMIE, THE HOLY BOOK OF THE BEARD, TOO COOL "From the first chapter of OUR DAILY BREAD...I was hooked--by the characters, by the flow, by the clean, rhythmic prose." -- Thomas E. Kennedy, author of THE COPENHAGEN QUARTET "Rendered with gorgeous prose, this compact, fast-moving novel features an astonishing range of tones, from hope to heartbreak, from black humor to white-knuckle terror." -- Dexter Palmer, author of THE DREAM OF PERPETUAL MOTION
Publisher: La Grande, Or. : Wordcraft of Oregon, 2011.
ISBN: 9781877655722
9781443413824
Branch Call Number: DAV
Characteristics: 255 p.

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coatestm
Jun 28, 2015

Incredibly written, I couldn't put this book down. Davis succeeds in describing the intolerable acts society will ignore when we take on an attitude of 'us' and 'them'.

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Roxannigan
Oct 08, 2014

Well written and engrossing. Frightening to think people like this really exist.

mayfairlady Apr 26, 2013

excellent ..don't miss it!

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Archiedog
Feb 08, 2013

The stark reality of life on the mountain makes it hard at times to read through her amazing descriptive passages. The story however pulls you in and the ending is tense. A good read.

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SHAKTI DUGGAL
Jan 28, 2013

Awesome book! Loved the story and would recommend it to all. Gritty and raw .

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becker
Sep 11, 2012

This is a very good but tragic piece of fiction that is modeled around a real life situation in Nova Scotia in the 70's. You can't stop yourself from being pulled into the story or bonding with the characters. The ending is tense and the last 30 pages are impossible to put down.

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LASbookluvr
Apr 02, 2012

This was a great book! The relationships were unique and I loved how the plot and characters all connected.

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becker
Sep 11, 2012

becker thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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