Thorndike Press

The Life We Bury

  • Allen Eskens
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  • ISBN-10: 1410493415
  • ISBN-13: 9781410493415
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 462 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2016

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A USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Library Journal Editor’s Pick
An Edgar® Award Finalist for Best First Novel

College student Joe Talbert has an assignment to interview a stranger and write a brief biography. With deadlines looming, he heads to a nearby nursing home. Carl Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran — and a convicted murderer. Writing about him, Joe can’t reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict, and tries to uncover the truth.


Customer Reviews

“[A] masterful debut.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Eskens's first-person narration grabs the reader and never relinquishes its hold.”

— Library Journal (Editor's Fall Pick)

“Thriller fans should keep their eyes on Eskens; he's a comer.”

— Booklist