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Hope Valley

Hope Valley Hurley Cates the year old protagonist of Hope Valley is a retired factory worker who lives with his wife Opal on a hilltop farm on the edge of Durham NC Durham in the s is undergoing rapid

  • Title: Hope Valley
  • Author: John Manuel
  • ISBN: 9780998111209
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hurley Cates, the 70 year old protagonist of Hope Valley, is a retired factory worker who lives with his wife, Opal, on a hilltop farm on the edge of Durham, NC Durham in the 1980s is undergoing rapid change from dying Southern factory town to a land of opportunity for new age entrepreneurs and unconventional youth Hurley is determined to hold on to the heart of his worlHurley Cates, the 70 year old protagonist of Hope Valley, is a retired factory worker who lives with his wife, Opal, on a hilltop farm on the edge of Durham, NC Durham in the 1980s is undergoing rapid change from dying Southern factory town to a land of opportunity for new age entrepreneurs and unconventional youth Hurley is determined to hold on to the heart of his world his pristine farm with its 5 acre lawn and the house he built for his hapless son, Buddy But when Buddy sells the house to a young female couple, Hurley s world threatens to unravel He intends to tell the new neighbors how life is done on the hill, but when he knocks on their door, Hurley is the one who is forever changed.Hurley becomes enad of the beautiful Renata and intrigued with Danny, whose Southern farm upbringing gives her skills rivaling his own The women, in turn, delight in Hurley s sense of humor and his homespun philosophy Shy Opal feels left out of this triangle, but even she finds a place when Renata gives birth to a mixed race child Then, a storm hits the hill, leading to the death of a loved one Finger pointing and guilt threaten hard earned friendships and marriages Those who survive do so with a new found sense of humility and grace.Hope Valley is a parable about overcoming the urban rural, straight unconventional, white multiracial divide that besets modern America Only by listening to each other and learning to forgive do the characters gain an acceptance of each other and of themselves.

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      Published :2018-09-13T14:16:51+00:00

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    1. John creates interesting characters and it is easy to become invested in the outcomes of their actions. Although set in the 1980s, the questions that Hope Valley takes up (what is progress; what does a family look like; how can we relate to one another despite our differences; and what makes life worth living) are even more relevant today. Manuel's descriptions of the natural world reveal a keen eye and a depth of understanding of North Carolina, particularly the Piedmont area. An impressive fic [...]

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