Book Description: The Half-Life of Home delves into the hard choice between saving your family or losing your land. Real estate appraiser Royce Wilder is struggling to rekindle his marriage and his relationship with his estranged teenage son. He is thinking about selling the family farm — no easy choice for a man who collects antiques because he can’t forget the past haunted by a crazy woman neighbor.  But radioactive gas seeps from his birthplace, driving down prices and raising the stakes. Royce must unearth long-buried family secrets in an Appalachian community under threat in an always changing world.

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Author: Dale Neal, journalist, novelist and teacher is the author of  “Appalachian Book of the Dead,” a Southern Buddhist thriller set in the mountains of North Carolina. His previous novels are “The Half-Life of Home,” and “Cow Across America,” winner of the 2009 Novello Literary Prize. He currently teaches in the MFA Program at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville Center for Graduate Studies. He lives in Asheville with his wife and dogs.

Format: Paperback

Date of Drawing: May 1

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