The Color of Lightning -

The Color of Lightning

A Novel



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"Meticulously researched and beautifully crafted...This is glorious work." - Washington Post "A gripping, deeply relevant book." - New York Times Book Review From Paulette Jiles, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Enemy Women and Stormy Weather, comes a stirring work of fiction set on the untamed Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. One of only twelve books longlisted for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize-one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards-The Color of Lightning is a beautifully rendered and unforgettable re-examination of one of the darkest periods in U.S. history.

Product code: 9780061690457

ISBN 9780061690457
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H203xW135xS22
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
No. Of Pages 384
On Sale Date 06/08/2010
Based on oral histories of the post-Civil War years in North Texas, this title offers an intimate look into the hearts and hopes of tragically flawed human beings and a courageous reexamination of a dark American history.