Redemption Mountain by Gerry FitzGerald audiobook

Redemption Mountain: A Novel

By Gerry FitzGerald
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Blackstone Publishing 9780805094893
18.15 Hours Unabridged
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In this emotionaldebut, a New York executive, restless in his success, is sent to West Virginia,where a small-town girl and her son open his eyes to a richer life than hecould have imagined. On the surface, Charlie Burden and Natty Oakescould not be more different: she, the daughter of many generations of ruralfarmers; he, an executive at a multinational engineering firm. But in eachother they find the new lease on life they both so desperately need. Nattydreams of a life beyond her small town. She is unhappily married to her high schoolcrush—who now spends more time at the bar than at home—and passes the timenursing retired miners, coaching her son’s soccer team, and running themountain trails she knows by heart, longing to get away from it all. Charliehas everything he ever thought he wanted, but after twenty-five years ofclimbing the corporate ladder, he no longer recognizes his own life: his jobhas become bureaucratic paper-pushing, his wife is obsessed with theircountry-club status, and his children have grown up and moved on. When he issent to West Virginia to oversee a mining project, it is a chance to escape hisstuffy life and to get involved, instead of watching from the sidelines.Arriving in Red Bone, though, he gets more than he bargained for: his newfriends become the family he was missing, and Natty reminds him what happinessfeels like. When his company’s plans threaten to destroy Natty’s family land,his loyalties are questioned, and he is forced to choose between his old lifeand his new love in a fight for Redemption Mountain.

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Summary

Summary

In this emotionaldebut, a New York executive, restless in his success, is sent to West Virginia,where a small-town girl and her son open his eyes to a richer life than hecould have imagined.

On the surface, Charlie Burden and Natty Oakescould not be more different: she, the daughter of many generations of ruralfarmers; he, an executive at a multinational engineering firm. But in eachother they find the new lease on life they both so desperately need.

Nattydreams of a life beyond her small town. She is unhappily married to her high schoolcrush—who now spends more time at the bar than at home—and passes the timenursing retired miners, coaching her son’s soccer team, and running themountain trails she knows by heart, longing to get away from it all. Charliehas everything he ever thought he wanted, but after twenty-five years ofclimbing the corporate ladder, he no longer recognizes his own life: his jobhas become bureaucratic paper-pushing, his wife is obsessed with theircountry-club status, and his children have grown up and moved on. When he issent to West Virginia to oversee a mining project, it is a chance to escape hisstuffy life and to get involved, instead of watching from the sidelines.Arriving in Red Bone, though, he gets more than he bargained for: his newfriends become the family he was missing, and Natty reminds him what happinessfeels like. When his company’s plans threaten to destroy Natty’s family land,his loyalties are questioned, and he is forced to choose between his old lifeand his new love in a fight for Redemption Mountain.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Accomplished…FitzGerald, an advertising pro, adeptly sells the duo’s unlikely romance…His compelling take on the behind-the-scenes politics driving the area’s energy industries is eye-opening.” Publishers Weekly
“David and Goliath battle on the ugly field of Appalachian mountain-removal coal mining in this grim yet realistic, richly detailed first novel…A diverse cast of characters adds plenty of color and subplots that enrich the overall theme.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Gerry FitzGerald

Author Bio: Gerry FitzGerald

Gerry FitzGerald has been in advertising for nearly thirty years and owns an advertising agency in Springfield, Massachusetts. He holds a master’s in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, with his wife, Robin.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 18.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English