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World War I veteran Henry Bright grieves over the death of his young wife while he struggles to care for their new infant and travels a fire-stricken landscape accompanied by a guardian angel and a cantankerous goat.
|LC Classifications||PS3618.I785 B75 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||193 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||193|
|LC Control Number||2010035308|
Bright’s Passage is a novel of motion as much as it is a novel of emotion. In the three segments of Henry Bright’s life to which we are privy, rest is simply not an option. Often Bright is pursued, whether by German soldiers in the war, by a sadistic Colonel and his sons, or by an all-consuming forest fire. Bright’s Passage. Written by Josh Ritter Review by Anne Barnhill. Josh Ritter’s Bright’s Passage tells the story of Henry Bright, who returns from military service in World War I to steal away his “wife,” Rachel, and reclaim his mother’s dilapidated cabin the West Virginia mountains. Guided by his horse, an “angel,” Bright sets fire to the cabin after his wife dies giving birth Author: Josh Ritter.
With his debut novel, Bright’s Passage, Ritter shows that his range extends well beyond the three-minute pop song. He takes full advantage of the near-limitless bounds of the novel in this post-World War I tale, drawing contrast between a stark landscape filled with people in war scenes and a lush countryside and the lonely man who roams it after the war. ‘Bright’s Passage’ By Josh Ritter. Dial Press; pgs., $ Having released six full-length albums brimming with magical ballads, Josh Ritter established himself as a masterful storyteller some time ago. His most recent musical effort, So Runs the World Away, was heralded by many as evidence that Ritter’s talent continues to advance.
“ Bright’s Passage shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime. This is the work of a gifted novelist. This is the work of a gifted novelist. — Stephen King, The New York Times Book . BOOK PASSAGE BULLETIN: APRIL Many Thanks to Many People! Over the last month we’ve been extremely touched by the wonderful support that we’ve received from customers, authors, publishers, and others. Many of you have made contributions, bought books online, or purchased gift certificates for use when we re-open.
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“Bright’s Passage” is a short, quick read of a novel that at times is so lyrical you can hear the music underscoring it. That is no surprise since its author is Josh Ritter a singer/songwriter whose work I have a fleeting familiarity with.4/5(83). "Bright's Passage" is a beautifully told narrative (one that reads quickly as more a short story than a Brights passage book about a World War I veteran from West Virginia named Henry Bright whose wife has died in childbirth, leaving him in charge of caring for his infant son/5.
The central premise of Bright’s Passage is that an angel has followed young Henry Bright home from the senseless carnage of the First World War. The book follows Bright during three significant periods in his life, braiding Brights passage book scenes together finally to portray a young man attempting to meet the greatest challenge of his life: returning home/5(93).
Bright's Passage Hardcover – January 1, by Josh Ritter (Author) › Visit Amazon's Josh Ritter Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central 5/5(2). Bright’s Passage spins the story of Henry Bright, a traumatized World War I vet.
He’s come home from the horrors of France to new horrors in. August 3, • Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter's debut novel Bright's Passage reads like a protracted folk song and features many of the form's perennial motifs: Biblical names, blazing fires Author: Josh Ritter. About Bright’s Passage.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Henry Bright has newly returned to West Virginia from the battlefields of the First World War.
Griefstruck by the death of his young wife and unsure of how to care for the infant son she left behind, Bright is soon confronted by the destruction of the only home he’s ever known. Bright's Passage by Josh Ritter I love Josh Ritter's brilliant songwriting: it's adventurous and literate, displaying an endless variety of style and content, and, above all, it's respectful of its listeners' intelligence.
But what most distinguishes it is Ritter's extraordinary gift for storytelling. “Bright’s Passage” is a text that holds up under scrutiny and I think it would be an excellent choice for book clubs as it touches upon a lot of good topics of discussion. All told I’m not dying for another novel by Mr.
Ritter, but I would certainly not ignore it if he produced another/5(50). The Passage is a novel by Justin Cronin, published in by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. The Passage debuted at #3 on the New York Times hardcover fiction best seller list, and remained on the list for seven additional : Justin Cronin.
About the Author Josh Ritter is a songwriter from Moscow, Idaho. His albums include The Animal Years and So Runs the World Away. Bright’s Passage is his first novel/5(34).
“Bright’s Passage” is a short, quick read of a novel that at times is so lyrical you can hear the music underscoring it.
That is no surprise since its author is Josh Ritter a singer/songwriter whose work I have a fleeting familiarity with/5(93). NATIONAL BESTSELLER Henry Bright has newly returned to West Virginia from the battlefields of the First World War.
Griefstruck by the death of his young wife and unsure of how to care for the infant son she left behind, Bright is soon confronted by /5(57). Bright's Passage is the debut novel by singer/songwriter Josh Ritter. It is published by Dial Press and was released J The first chapter had been previously released for free download on Ritter's official website.
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Summary; You'll also get access to more t “Bright’s Passage” is a short, quick read of a novel that at times is so lyrical you can hear the music underscoring it.
That is no surprise since its author is Josh Ritter a singer/songwriter whose work I have a fleeting familiarity with/5(73). ‘Bright’s Passage’ He pulled the Bible off the shelf, lifted the age-slackened cover of the heavy book, and, using the nail as a quill, beneath the names of long-dead others wrote Author: Josh Ritter.
At its best, “Bright’s Passage” shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime. When Henry, his talking horse — a kind of. Posts about Bright’s Passage written by Susan. A few of you kind souls have shared with me that you visit Bedside Table Books on your phones when you’re standing in front of the bookshelf in a store or library that you drop in to the site to find a few recommended titles.
“Bright’s Passage” is a short, quick read of a novel that at times is so lyrical you can hear the music underscoring it. That is no surprise since its author is Josh Ritter a singer/songwriter whose work I have a fleeting familiarity with.4/5.
Bright's Passage. By Josh Ritter. pages; Dial between scenes of the war where "the fields in between the trenches were wind-whipped ponds of bodies," scenes of Bright's childhood with his mother growing beans and tending rabbits, and scenes of his current flight through towns and forest, a massive wildfire following close behind.
“Bright’s Passage shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime This is the work of a gifted novelist ” – Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review. Josh Ritter’s first novel is a wondrous, suspenseful, and uniquely affecting story of the journey taken by a father and his infant son.Where does Bright's Passage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Top of the list What other book might you compare Bright's Passage to and why? Neverhome - because they both deal with war and the effects of war. Which character – as performed by Josh Ritter – was your favorite? Henry and the horse.