Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers — and two very dangerous men — came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke’s world.
A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born ... and someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives — and change his family and his town forever....
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The Painted House
Beautifully written and read! Touching story of Luke and his family, their love and respect for one another. The lost innocence, human frailities and stark realities of life. A good story for the heart....
A Painted House
A truly special story. Both with the intelligent narrative expected from this author, and encompassing the panoply of human experience
Like Saroyan’s The Human Comedy, I wish this novel could be read in schools across the nation. It’s that rich in understanding. A true salvo
A masterpiece of John G.
So much alive characters in one book...
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