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Down River

by John Hart

Down River
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    Oct 2007, 336 pages
    Sep 2008, 384 pages

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John Hart was born in Durham, North Carolina, the son of a surgeon and French teacher. His family later moved to Rowan County, the setting for his first novel, King of Lies, and his second novel, Down River. His favorite memory of childhood is a five-hundred acre farm that has since fallen to the sweeping tide of development. Hence his current passion to protect North Carolina's open spaces.

Hart earned graduate degrees in law and accounting, but his desire to write well and be published led him to "chase the dream". He spent the better part of a year in a carrel at the Rowan County Public Library writing King of Lies, which resulted in three nominations ...

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