NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Funny and heartbreaking, this New York Times bestselling debut perfectly captures the maddening confusion of. Editorial Reviews. Review. Oprah Book Club® Selection, March Not since Back Roads – Kindle edition by Tawni O’Dell. Download it once . Danielle Barnes Backroads SUMMARY OF MAJOR EVENTS Backroads begins with Harley being questioned by the police for a crime that the reader knows not.

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Tawni was born and raised in the coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania, the territory she writes about with such striking authenticity.

To my surprise, the unfavorable reviews here were a pleasure to read, and many made me WANT to read this book. He should be free from the backwards Pennsylvania coal town he calls home, with its lack of tawwni and no tawji of humor. Her work has been translated into 15 languages and been published in over 30 countries. Maybe some of the readers were too close to the subject.

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And I didn’t like how nothing happened to her in the end. I have a thing for stories that take place in poor mining towns. He seemed to freak out and literally run out of them like every time he went.

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Hinton The Outsiders has a female novelist penned such a tough and titillating portrait of lower-class, crime-ridden manhood. Why does it infuriate Harley? This is a very fast paced story, and I was able to tear through it in a few hours. He should be freed from his closed-minded, stricken coal town, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor.

It’s been a while since I was that into what I was reading. Views Read Edit View history. See 2 questions about Back Roads….

Woody loaned me Back Roads and I read through it in one sick day last week. An absorbing novel worth purchasing for fiction collections. Thank heaven Tawni O’Dell is a much better writer than her blurbist, because Harley Altmeyer is the least tawno hero I’ve run across since Michael Moorcock decided an twani albino with a big black sword sounded backk a good idea.

Hmm… well all I can assume is that that she felt sorry for him and wanted to make him feel good.

I can’t even afford therapy for myself, why would Roqds want to pay for it for a killer or a child molester, or a rapist? Or at that point had not yet developed her ending. Since his mother has been in prison, Harley has been working two jobs, delivering appliances by day and working at the local grocery store at night to support his three sisters, ranging in age from eight to sixteen.

I think that’s what I enjoyed most about this story, the slow reveal twani to the ultimate conclusion. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and spent many years living in the Chicago area before moving back to Pennsylvania eoads she now lives with her two children. The back roads of south east Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania are dotted with shabby houses and trailer parks, dilapidated stores and factories all clustered around a McDonald’s or a Walmart.


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I certainly wouldn’t have fallen face first off of a porch after 3 beers. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Why does Amber seek safety and comfort in the arms of all the wrong people? He is in a constant tormented struggle w Back roads meet backwards. Then you gotta have one of ’em who actually wants it, plus wants more, and dirtier? Instead she went to live with her aunt and uncle and little sister, and that was it.

Otherwise, choose something else. Thank you for your feedback. After reading so many women comment about men writing in women’s voices, it’s now time to admit that women writing as men can completely miss the boat. This is my take on Oprah books: Who was the tormentor, and who the tormented, in Callie’s marriage? He didn’t get that way from the inciting incident.