The Color Of Lightning: A Novel

Paperback | June 15, 2010

byPaulette Jiles

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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.

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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 fron...

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In 1863, as the War Between the States creeps inevitably toward its bloody conclusion, former Kentucky slave Britt Johnson ventures west into unknown territory with his wife, Mary, and their three children, searching for a life and a future. But their dreams are abruptly shattered by a brutal Indian raid upon the Johnsons' settlement w...

Paulette Jiles is a poet and the author ofCousins, a memoir, and the bestselling novelsEnemy Women,Stormy Weather, andThe Color of Lightning. She lives on a ranch near San Antonio, Texas.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061690457

ISBN - 13:9780061690457

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Colour of Lightening I loved this book. It is exciting to find an author so talented. The story is great but the prose is even better. The sort of book I will re read just to enjoy the words and the way they have been put together.
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“Elegiac in tone, the novel is ful of fierce, austere poetry, as well as hyms to the Texas landscape.”