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The Line That Held Us

(2018)
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From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again.

When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world.

The Line That Held Us is a story of friendship and family, a tale balanced between destruction and redemption, where the only hope is to hold on tight, clenching to those you love. What will you do for the people who mean the most, and what will you grasp to when all that you have is gone? The only certainty in a place so shredded is that no one will get away unscathed.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Poverty, class, violence, addiction, isolation: No one writes about the issues facing rural America as clearly, as fairly, or as well as David Joy. The Line That Held Us plumbs the depths of friendship and family, uncovering truths that are stamped on the page with blistering realism." - Wiley Cash

"Somehow David Joy manages to combine man's most savage deeds with such poetic and graceful language that I couldn't turn away from these characters until I'd read all the way to the end...Beautifully gritty, The Line That Held Us won't leave your mind, or your hands, easily." - Chevy Stevens


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Used availability for David Joy's The Line That Held Us

Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Line That Held Us (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): David Joy
ISBN: 1-4328-6077-1 / 978-1-4328-6077-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Line That Held Us
Author(s): David Joy
ISBN: 0-399-57422-0 / 978-0-399-57422-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Line That Held Us
Author(s): David Joy
ISBN: 0-425-28028-4 / 978-0-425-28028-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Line That Held Us
Author(s): David Joy
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Line That Held Us
Author(s): David Joy
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Line That Held Us
Author(s): David Joy
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Line That Held Us
Author(s): David Joy
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Line That Held Us
Author(s): David Joy
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU