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Robert Morgan

USA flag (b.1944)

Robert Morgan, author of the award-winning novel GAP CREEK, is a native of the North Carolina mountains. He was raised on land settled by his Welsh ancestors. He is an accomplished poet, novelist, and short story writer and has won the James B. Hanes Poetry Prize, the North Carolina Award in Literature, and the Jacaranda Review Fiction Prize. His short stories have appeared in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and New Stories from the South. GAP CREEK won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and his earlier novel THE TRUEST PLEASURE was a finalist for the same award.

Genres: Historical
   Zirconia Poems (poems) (1969)
   Red Owl (poems) (1972)
   Land Diving (poems) (1977)
   Groundwork (poems) (1979)
   At the Edge of the Orchard Country (poems) (1987)
   The Blue Valleys (1989)
   Sigodlin (poems) (1990)
   Green River (poems) (1991)
   The Mountains Won't Remember Us (1992)
   Wild Peavines (poems) (1997)
   The Balm of Gilead Tree (1999)
   Topsoil Road (poems) (2000)
   The Strange Attractor (poems) (2004)
   Terroir (poems) (2011)
   Dark Energy (poems) (2015)
Non fiction
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2000) : Gap Creek

Robert Morgan recommends
The Midwife's Tale (2003)
Gretchen Moran Laskas
"Gretchen Laskas opens a door to a world so real it aches and thrills. I could not put down this story of complicated romance, hard wisdom, enduring loyalties, and the miracles one person can bring to another."
Moloka'i (2003)
(Moloka'i, book 1)
Alan Brennert
"A haunting story of tragedy in a Pacific paradise."
Fallen Land (2016)
Taylor Brown
"A story of love and loyalty set within the madness and chaos of war...No one reads Fallen Lord will ever forget it."
The Summer That Melted Everything (2016)
Tiffany McDaniel
"A bold and surprising debut...warning us not to be too quick in judging what is evil and what is good."
The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival (2018)
Terry Roberts
"This ballad of a novel is an affectionate account of a charismatic evangelist and his devoted team. Part Elmer Gantry, part confidence man with a heart of gold, Jedidiah Robbins delights and surprises us in this Prohibition era romp of romance and moonshine, as impossible to resist as a Doc Watson solo. Rev. Robbins is haunted by the past, confronts the KKK, and though all too human at times, displays a bedrock of spirituality, and even makes friends with the Grim Reaper, in this picaresque narrative of loyalty and love in the mountains of North Carolina."

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