Thursday, April 5, 2007

Oprah's Book of the Month - The Road by Cormac McCarthy

This month Oprah looks at Cormac McCarthy's new novel entitled "The road". A summary is provided here below. To read more reviews, learn about the author and check the book's availability at the CARL click here to go to our catalog. If the book is checked out be sure to place a hold request.

Excerpt from Library Journal review:

"Winner of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, McCarthy (All the Pretty Horses) here offers a prescient account of a man and his son trying to survive in a devastated country where food is scarce and everyone has become a scavenger. The term survival of the fittest rings true here—very few people remain, and friends are extinct. Essentially, this is a story about nature vs. nurture, commitment and promises, and though there aren't many characters, there is abundant life in the prose." To read full review and more go to our catalog and select the Library Journal Review link in left column.

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