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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:
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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.

In the summer of 1948, Noah Locke arrives in the small North Carolina hamlet of Bowerstown, set deep in the Valley of Light. A quiet, simple man and army veteran, Noah is haunted by the horrors he witnessed when his infantry unit liberated Dachau. Wandering the South, he seeks both to escape the past and to find a place to call home.

Noah is initially treated with amusement by the people of Bowerstown—until he begins fishing. Noah possesses an almost magical ability with a rod and reel. He soon becomes the talk of the valley and is urged to stay long enough to participate in the annual school fishing contest. He agrees, finding lodging in an abandoned shack by what is known as the Lake of Grief, which the locals believe holds no fish. Noah knows they are wrong; beneath the water is a warrior bass waiting to test Noah's gift. But above the water, Noah’s innocence catches the heart of Eleanor Cunningham, whose husband supposedly killed himself after returning from the war. Over the course of a week, Noah will be led into the private lives of the residents of the Valley of Light, will join them as they mourn a tragedy, and will experience a miracle that will guide him home at last.

Uplifting, memorable, and deeply emotional, The Valley of Light is the finest work to date from a brilliant teller of heartfelt tales.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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... "

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