The Heavenly Table Book
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

The Heavenly Table


  • Author : Donald Ray Pollock
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101971659

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The Heavenly Table Book Description :

It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.--

The Heavenly Table Book
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

The Heavenly Table


  • Author : Donald Ray Pollock
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385541305

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The Heavenly Table Book Description :

From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.

The Heavenly Table Book
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

The Heavenly Table


  • Author : Donald Ray Pollock
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473524712

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The Heavenly Table Book Description :

Cane, Cob and Chimney Jewett are young Georgia sharecroppers held under the thumb of their God-fearing father, Pearl. When he dies unexpectedly, they set out on horseback for Canada, robbing and looting their way to wealth and infamy. But little goes to plan and soon they’re pursued by both the authorities and the stories emanating from their trail of destruction – making the Jewett Gang out to be the most fearsome trio of murdering bank robbers in the Midwest. The truth, though, is far more complex than the legend. And the heaven they’ve imagined may in fact be worse than the hell they sought to escape.

The Devil All the Time Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Devil All the Time


  • Author : Donald Ray Pollock
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385535052

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The Devil All the Time Book Description :

Now a Netflix film starring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson A dark and riveting vision of 1960s America that delivers literary excitement in the highest degree. In The Devil All the Time, Donald Ray Pollock has written a novel that marries the twisted intensity of Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers with the religious and Gothic over­tones of Flannery O’Connor at her most haunting. Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There’s Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrifi­cial blood he pours on his “prayer log.” There’s Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial kill­ers, who troll America’s highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There’s the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte’s orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right. Donald Ray Pollock braids his plotlines into a taut narrative that will leave readers astonished and deeply moved. With his first novel, he proves himself a master storyteller in the grittiest and most uncompromising American grain.

Knockemstiff Book
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

Knockemstiff


  • Author : Donald Ray Pollock
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2008-03-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0385525400

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Knockemstiff Book Description :

"More engaging than any new fiction in years." —Chuck Palahniuk An unforgettable work of fiction that peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents. Knockemstiff is a genuine entry into the literature of place. Spanning a period from the mid-sixties to the late nineties, the linked stories that comprise Knockemstiff feature a cast of recurring characters who are irresistibly, undeniably real. A father pumps his son full of steroids so he can vicariously relive his days as a perpetual runner-up body builder. A psychotic rural recluse comes upon two siblings committing incest and feels compelled to take action. Donald Ray Pollock presents his characters and the sordid goings-on with a stern intelligence, a bracing absence of value judgments, and a refreshingly dark sense of bottom-dog humor.

Between Philology and Theology Book

Between Philology and Theology


  • Author : Florentino Garcia Martinez
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2012-11-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004243934

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Between Philology and Theology Book Description :

Florentino García Martínez illuminates the nexus between philology and theology. The essays engage ancient Jewish texts such as Philo, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jubilees, 4 Ezra and the Targumim, and focus on how ancient Jewish writers interpreted and transformed biblical traditions and how these new interpretations shape theological concepts.

Heavenly City Book

Heavenly City


  • Author : Denis Robert McNamara
  • Publisher : LiturgyTrainingPublications
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 1568545037

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Heavenly City Book Description :

This visually stunning and carefully researched book encompasses some of the most significant Catholic churches of Chicago, addressing both their architectural and theological significance. Color photographs beautifully illustrate the insightful text. It is a book suitable for those interested in local history, architectural achievement, theological awareness, or those who simply desire to glory in the visual beauty of Chicago's historic churches.

The Heavenly Sign Book

The Heavenly Sign


  • Author : Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
  • Publisher : Islam International
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN 10 : 9781853727634

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The Heavenly Sign Book Description :

Nishan-e-Asmani (The Heavenly Sign or the testimony of the recipients of revelation) first published in 1892, is one of the smaller but equally important books by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (1835-1908), the Promised Messiah and Mahdi (peace be upon him). It is a closely reasoned thesis, primarily based on prophecies made by some earlier Muslim saints and seers about the Coming of the Promised Messiah and Mahdi. That all the events precedent to the Coming happened as prophesied and that they conclusively established the claim of the revered author to be the Promised Messiah and Mahdi, is part of history. He has since been globally hailed and accepted by tens of millions of devoted followers - the Ahmadiyya Jama'at, known for their genuine commitment to religious values, devotion to the Living God, service to the mankind, piety and peaceful communication of the Truth.

Heaven is for Real Book
Score: 4
From 5,605 Ratings

Heaven is for Real


  • Author : Todd Burpo
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418550684

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Heaven is for Real Book Description :

Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?

The Map of Heaven Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Map of Heaven


  • Author : Eben Alexander
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476766393

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The Map of Heaven Book Description :

Looks at the experiences of people who have had near death experiences and compares it to religious and philosophical beliefs about the afterlife from around the world.