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The Life We Bury

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best Novel
Edgar Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Aided by his skeptical neighbor, Lila, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth. Thread by thread, he begins to unravel the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it's too late to escape the fallout?

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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Life We Bury (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Allen Eskens
ISBN: 1-4104-9341-5 / 978-1-4104-9341-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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July 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The Life We Bury
Author(s): Allen Eskens
ISBN: 1-5486-0285-X / 978-1-5486-0285-7
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Life We Bury
Author(s): Allen Eskens
ISBN: 1-4328-3431-2 / 978-1-4328-3431-9 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Life We Bury
Author(s): Allen Eskens
ISBN: 1-61614-998-1 / 978-1-61614-998-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Life We Bury
Author(s): Allen Eskens
ISBN: 1-4945-1388-9 / 978-1-4945-1388-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Life We Bury
Author(s): Allen Eskens
ISBN: 1-4945-6388-6 / 978-1-4945-6388-2 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Life We Bury
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Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Life We Bury
Author(s): Allen Eskens
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Life We Bury
Author(s): Allen Eskens
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Life We Bury
Author(s): Allen Eskens
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
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