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The End of CaliforniaHaving escaped to California on a football scholarship and then established himself as a doctor only to be brought low by scandal—has come home The End Kindle Here he finds solace with his closest old friend opens a new practice and daily runs into memories he’d rather forget even as his aggravated wife and unsettled daughter contend with this wholly alien societyMeanwhile Alan DePoyster has come to revel in his family life and his position in the church and community—the sort of idyll snatched away from him in childhood and won back only with patience and faith Yet he now feels old grudges against the prodigal Barrington eroding his sense of accomplishment; and as their lives inevit.

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Ably become intertwined his rage against the forces chiseling away at his values and beliefs soon threatens to destroy everything he cherishes            The End of California is a vivid even shocking portrait of small town life where people turn to booze gossip and feckless sex in their struggles with provincial claustrophobia where fates often hang in the balance of personal history and where the sins of the fathers and mothers are visited most acutely on their sons and daughters This is the most expansive generous and moving novel thus far from “a confident and elegant prose stylist” as David Guterson has described him “a storyteller who knows how empty spaces can resonate with power and meaning?.

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review The End of California 103 ¼ ❰Read❯ ➵ The End of California Author Steve Yarbrough – Citybreakscheap.co.uk A PENFaulkner finalist for Prisoners of War Steve Yarbrough  returns to the Mississippi Delta—seen through the historical lens of World War II in that novel and of Jim Crow in his previous Visible A PENFaulkner finaliRead The End of California Author Steve Yarbrough Citybreakscheap.co.uk A PENFaulkner finalist for Prisoners of War Steve Yarbrough  returns to the Mississippi Delta—seen through the historical lens of World War II in that novel and of Jim Crow in his previous Visible A PENFaulkner finalist for Prisoners of War Steve Yarbrough  returns to the Mississippi Delta—seen through the historical lens of World War II in that novel and of Jim Crow in his previous Visible Spirits—but now in the blinding light of contemporary lifeLoring is the sort of town children dream of leaving and most adults return to only in the absence of better options But after twenty five years Pete Barrington—.

review The End of California 103 Born in Indianola Mississippi he received his BA and MA in English from the University of Mississippi and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas Writing largely within the Southern tradition he draws his themes and characters from Southern history and s in ways that have been compared to Flannery O'Connor William Faulkner and Willie MorrisYarbrough's major wo.

10 Comments on "review The End of California 103"

  • Gale

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaThe End of California is a rich and deeply layered story of human failing and survival It's a commentary on our society our class structure and the expectations we place on individual success Part coming of age part parenting part love story you won't put this book down until you are sure how each character comes out and who will still be alive A wonderful bo


  • Jo Ann

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaI loved returning to Loring Mississippi after meeting the author Steve YarbroughI would will read any of his books loved this one


  • Eric

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaThe I think about this book the I think it's about perfectionism First the pernicious fiction that one can live a perfect blameless life And second the idea that when one commits a culpable egregious act one is ruined for goodIn this book a doctor a lawyer and a devoutly religiously store manager all face their flawed natures They screw up and then react as though their lives and those of their families are ruined for good In one of the three cases that may be true In the other two cases it's in my view an overreaction Life goes on We pick ourselves up We try to do better We learn about the flaws inherent in us and we try to avoid them Trick them Circumvent themWhen I was a kid I liked to color with crayons in coloring books But I was such a perfectionist that whenever I colored outside the lines I would tear the page out and throw it away In a way


  • Paul

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaThis was a decent novel nicely written Peter Barrington a doctor and his family move from California back to Loring Mississippi Pete’s hometown after he becomes entangled in a minor scandal The small town atmosphere depicted as less sophisticated and sedentary than the


  • Alistair

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaWhen Pete Barrington plucks his family from California and takes them back to his small hometown it appears his only expectation is to flee the scandal that has prompted the rapid relocation Once settled Pete evades the icy atmosphere of home life by volunteering to help coach the school football team Through this he encounters Mason the son of Alan pillar of the community good man but with a giant chip on his shoulder an a past involving Pete To complicate matters Mason falls for Pete's prickly daughter Toni; their friendship develops with realistic and moving precision A tragedy knocks the story into slow burn t


  • Bunny Maurer

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaThis book was hard to understand Why would a successful doctor uproot his family just because he had an illicit affair with one of his patients


  • The Lexington Bookie

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaThis is going to be a short one folks I read this book over the course of a week and it honestly should have been a faster read It's only a 300 page book but the story dragged on and I just couldn't get into it It had a


  • Barbara Nutting

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaI stayed up all night to read it I picked it up from the to be shelved cart at the library because of the title I’m a native Californian it has nothing to do with the Golden State Takes place in a small town in Mississippi the authors photo shows a disheveled aging surfer type but boy can he write


  • Gail M

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaNuanced characters trying hard often failing Good story nice writing believable behavior and good plot


  • Vanessa

    review The End of California 103 The End of CaliforniaOne of the best books I’ve read in the last few years Contemporary Southern fiction is my favorite genre and this book is reminiscent of earlier but modern era southern writers