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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (215 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Kay Narrator: Terry Kay Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597109529
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The novel begins when a stranger comes to town...Noah Locke, a gifted fisherman, has wandered up from Georgia, doing odd jobs and fishing. Noah had been with the Forty-second Infantry when they liberated Dachau and images of what he saw there still haunt his dreams. The friendly residents of Bowerstown, N.C. take an interest in the mysterious young man and encourage him to stay at least until the annual fishing contest. Littleberry Davis, the six-time champion has become too arrogant and the townsfolk would like to see him taken down a peg. Noah agrees to stay and is given a room by a young widow whose soldier husband killed himself shortly after returning home from the war. Over the course of the next week, Noah will be let into the secret lives of the town's residents and join with them as they mourn a tragedy. The novel ends with a miracle that surprises everyone except Noah...and will be the sign he needed to find his way home at last. Beautifully capturing the rhythms and personalities of small town life, Terry Kay's novel is a tender celebration of the special gifts inside each of us. The simplicity of Kay's prose belies the mythic nature of his story. Luminous, memorable, and deeply moving, The Valley of Light is Kay's finest work to date. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clacie | 2/10/2014

    " I loved this book but I'm finding it hard to put into words the reason why. The simplicity I suppose. The quiet man Noah with an ability that could only be described as magical. There was not a single moment I didn't enjoy. I love an author who can write magical realism in a way that seems so real. Terry Kay definitely did in The Valley of Light. The author narration was impressive. His tone & Johnny Cash like sound made the story very easy to listen to. Thanks Nancy R. for the recommendation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/21/2014

    " Very nice whole hearted book. The book and movie on Lifetime were both good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/20/2014

    " Noah Locke arrives in a small town in NC. A quiet simple man, war vet (WWII) with a mystical gift for fishing. He is haunted by the war and his only sibling in jail. He wanders doing odd jobs and fishing. He meets a young widow. He is brought into the lives of the people in this "Valley of Light" and learns why he was sent here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Lake | 1/18/2014

    " What is intriguing about Kay's two books I have read so far is that they involve a bit of the unbelievable but in such a way so as to make them the opposite; plausible in a way. I'll have another helping, thank you very much... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/14/2014

    " Story was fair, not a lot of depth to it, could not get interested enough to care about any of the characters though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Bischke | 1/3/2014

    " A simply beautiful book. Terry Kay has quickly injected himself onto my top 3 contemporary fiction writer list. Wonderful, skilled, smart writing, compelling characters, and a plot so interesting it doesn't require a bunch of murder and dismemberment to be "interesting". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/31/2013

    " very slow beginning but then it kinda picks up-about a roaming fly fisherman who has a special 'knack' for catching fish...and the one that got away "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/31/2013

    " This is a good (although not terribly exciting) book. If you like Lifetime/Hallmark Channel movies, you'll like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chapple | 12/29/2013

    " Terry Kay is so good. It's a shame more people don't discover him. This is one novel that truly deserves the adjective luminous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/29/2013

    " Kind of slow, but surprisingly good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Mollenauer | 12/28/2013

    " First book I've read by this author, and I will definitely read more. Terry Kay has a beautiful way of developing characters in such a short space of time. Beautiful book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jane | 12/19/2013

    " This is a quiet book with a different kind of main character. By the same author as "To Dance with a White Dog." I enjoyed it but I don't think I will read everything Terry Kay has written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/7/2013

    " Wow! Loved it! Not big on fishing, but this was a very enjoyable fish tale. Haha. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillain Foreman | 11/6/2013

    " This was the first book I have read of Terry Kay...it was a good story... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnette | 8/4/2013

    " "From Terry Kay, one of America's most gifted storytellers, comes a poignant novel of love, acceptance, and the wonders of the world in which we live." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/24/2013

    " Heartwarming story of a young man, who makes his living from fishing and tries to get over the nightmare visions of war events he'd seen, set in late 1940s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 12/22/2012

    " Charming story of a young man in 1948 who is a wanderer. He is a remarkable fisherman. Revolves around fishing, life in a small town, helping others, finding himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 8/12/2012

    " I LOVED this regional novel ... it transported me to a hazy hot afternoon shadowing my grandfather and uncles while they were fishing ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Wunderlich | 6/22/2012

    " Wonderfully told story, simple but heartfelt just like the time and location the story is set in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcy N | 3/3/2012

    " This was one of my favorite reads and was so well written that Hallmark made it into a movie! Very romantic as well as inspiring in belief! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry Earley | 6/18/2010

    " This was a very comfortable and enjoyable novel about a gifted fisherman who touches the lives of several people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 5/4/2010

    " I just discovered this author and just love his writing. This story is set in 1948 rural Georgia. A young man recovering from WW2 has gone fishing for a few years, and happens into this valley in search of a legendary fish. Too good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cori Tanner | 2/25/2010

    " Beautifully written - I still recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/22/2010

    " so the story isn't all happy happy, but it was heartwarming the setting (late 40's, North Carolina near Georgia) was peaceful - and helped me calm down from the holidays and get ready for "real life" again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/18/2008

    " Had unique sayings the characters would say,a slow paced read. "

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About the Author
Terry Kay is the bestselling author of Taking Lottie Home. His previous novels, To Dance with the White Dog and The Runaway, were Hallmark Hall of Fame presentations. He lives in the Atlanta area.