Our Daily Bread
Lauren B. Davis
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"Backwoods Noir" at its best. For generations the Erskine clan has lived in poverty and isolation on North Mountain, shunned by the God-fearing people of nearby Gideon. Now, Albert Erskine comes down off the mountain hoping to change the future for his brothers and sisters and sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything. Inspired by a true story. From best-selling novelist Lauren B. Davis comes the deeply compassionate story of what happens when we view our neighbors as "The Other," as well as the transcendent power of unlikely friendships.
OUR DAILY BREAD is a compelling narrative set in a closely observed, sometimes dark, but ultimately life-enhancing landscape. Lauren B Davis' vivid prose and empathetically developed characters will remain in the reader's mind long after the final chapter has been read." – Jane Urquhart, prize winning author of AWAY and THE STONE CARVERS.
"I'll never forget this book, the sunning power of the descriptions, the attention to detail, the riveting plot, the fully-realized characters–this is storytelling at its very best." – Duff Brenna, author of THE BOOK OF MAMIE, THE HOLY BOOK OF THE BEARD, TOO COOL
"From the first chapter of OUR DAILY BREAD...I was hooked–by the characters, by the flow, by the clean, rhythmic prose." – Thomas E. Kennedy, author of THE COPENHAGEN QUARTET
"Rendered with gorgeous prose, this compact, fast-moving novel features an astonishing range of tones, from hope to heartbreak, from black humor to white-knuckle terror." – Dexter Palmer, author of THE DREAM OF PERPETUAL MOTION