The Riviera Beach Library is currently closed.

Fourth of July Creek: A Novel
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
HarperCollins 2014
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions.

After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times.

But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the F.B.I., putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
05/27/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062286451
ASIN:
B00FJ37BWI
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Smith Henderson. (2014). Fourth of July Creek: A Novel. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith Henderson. 2014. Fourth of July Creek: A Novel. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smith Henderson, Fourth of July Creek: A Novel. HarperCollins, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith Henderson. Fourth of July Creek: A Novel. HarperCollins, 2014.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection00
Anne Arundel County Public Library44
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
5c9e3743-a652-69e4-3ca3-135325b4d9fe
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 03, 2017 08:28:12
Date Updated:
Nov 22, 2022 11:55:26
Last Metadata Check:
Feb 18, 2024 08:40:47
Last Metadata Change:
Jan 28, 2024 06:26:18
Last Availability Check:
Feb 18, 2024 08:40:49
Last Availability Change:
Feb 01, 2024 01:15:48
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Feb 24, 2024 04:06:07

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{AD5B7CD9-1E9D-4AF0-9EED-68BDDC20B25B}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{AD5B7CD9-1E9D-4AF0-9EED-68BDDC20B25B}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/AD5/B7C/D9/{AD5B7CD9-1E9D-4AF0-9EED-68BDDC20B25B}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/AD5/B7C/D9/{AD5B7CD9-1E9D-4AF0-9EED-68BDDC20B25B}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062286451
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062286451
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Smith Henderson
title
Fourth of July Creek
dateAdded
2014-07-30T17:35:40.723Z
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=1420448
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831
sortTitle
Fourth of July Creek A Novel
crossRefId
1420448
subtitle
A Novel
id
AD5B7CD9-1E9D-4AF0-9EED-68BDDC20B25B
starRating
3.7

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: FourthofJulyCreek_9780062286451_1420448
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1042282
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062286451
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 48
            • type: Printing
            • value: 48
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 1
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 5/27/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/fourth-of-july-ad5b7c?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: FourthofJulyCreek_1420448
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00FJ37BWI
      • name: Kindle Book
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 5/27/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/fourth-of-july-ad5b7c?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: FourthofJulyCreek_9780062286451_1420448
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062286451
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 5/27/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/fourth-of-july-ad5b7c?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Henderson, Smith
      • bioText:

        Smith Henderson is the author of Fourth of July Creek and lives in California and Montana.

      • name: Smith Henderson
imprint
Ecco
publishDate
2014-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Fourth of July Creek
fullDescription

In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions.

After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times.

But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the F.B.I., putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: New York Times
      • content:

        "First novels don't come much more confidently written or fully imagined than this." — New York Times

        "This is a hell of a great book."- — Esquire

        "Breathtaking...heartbreaking...Henderson's immersive, colorful style makes this scenic journey worthwhile. He's a curious kind of hard-boiled poet - part Raymond Chandler, part Denis Johnson." — Entertainment Weekly (Grade A)

        "The best book I've read so far this year...Henderson choreographs these parts so masterfully that the novel is never less than wholly engaging... All week I was looking for opportunities to slip back into these pages and follow the trials of this rural social worker." — Washington Post

        "...a masterful debut...we find ourselves rooting for these deeply human characters in the end." — The Oregonian (Portland)

        "Fourth of July Creek is an extremely dark book, but Henderson's lyrical sentences lend an elegance-an importance-to the lives of his fictional children. By tenderly portraying horrible family secrets, Henderson is able to illuminate the richness and possibility in even the most painful lives." — Kirkus Reviews

        "On a political level, Henderson skillfully presages the contemporary political environment in his portrayal of the America of three decades ago. On a deeper level, this dark, compassionate novel finds in Jeremiah's-and Pete's-pain a mirror of everyone's. This is a significant debut." — Library Journal

        "Born and raised in Montana, author Smith Henderson knows the terrain and its people, crafting a profoundly American tale that explores our love for freedom, our individualism and the price people sometimes pay." — AARP

        "[A] remarkable first novel..." — Shelf Awareness

        "This book left me awestruck; a stunning debut which reads like the work of a writer at the height of his power...Fourth of July Creek is a masterful achievement and Smith Henderson is certain to end up a household name." — Philipp Meyer, New York Times bestselling author of The Son

        "Fourth of July Creek knocked me flat. This gorgeous, full-bodied novel seems to contain all of America at what was, in retrospect, a pivotal moment in its history...Smith Henderson has delivered nothing less than a masterpiece of a novel." — Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

        "Fourth of July Creek cannot possibly be Smith Henderson's first book. Its scope is audacious, its range virtuosic, its gaze steady and true. A riveting story written in a seductive and relentlessly authentic rural American vernacular, this is the kind of novel I wish I'd written." — Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn

        "Fourth of July Creek is an astonishing read. The writing is energetic and precise. Henderson has a mastery of scale that allows this particular place and these particular people to illuminate who we are as Americans...I could not recommend this book more highly." — Kevin Powers, bestselling author of The Yellow Birds

        "Tremendously satisfying—think Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone...or Jimmy McNulty...set...in...another kind of violent American wilderness...[a] mesmerizing accomplishment. I cannot think of a finer first novel; it's hard, in fact, to think of a finer second, third, or fourth one, either." — Antonya Nelson

        "A soul-wrenching debut novel... Henderson's talents lie in the tenderness and empathy he extends to (almost) every...

      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        March 31, 2014
        This uneven debut, set in 1980 Montana, isn’t always able to sustain the interest of its opening sections. The first chapter introduces us to social worker Pete Snow, who has been called by the police to defuse a domestic dispute between a 15-year-old boy, who has been in trouble with the law repeatedly, and his speed-addicted mother. The situation is grim, but Snow goes above and beyond the call of duty to place the teenager in a stable and supportive environment. His greater challenge comes with his next case: a boy who shows up on the playground of the local school dirty and reeking. The child, Benjamin Pearl, is reticent about revealing the circumstances at home, and Snow finds trying to help him difficult; Benjamin’s reclusive and angry father is opposed to assistance, even making the boy strip naked rather than wear the clean clothes Snow has provided. Snow’s efforts to help the Pearls despite the father’s hostility are the focus of the book, which is too long and features an unsatisfying ending.

popularity
502
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L2BaQAAAOQCAAA1L/products/ad5b7cd9-1e9d-4af0-9eed-68bddc20b25b/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
ad5b7cd9-1e9d-4af0-9eed-68bddc20b25b
starRating
3.8
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{AD5B7CD9-1E9D-4AF0-9EED-68BDDC20B25B}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{AD5B7CD9-1E9D-4AF0-9EED-68BDDC20B25B}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/AD5/B7C/D9/{AD5B7CD9-1E9D-4AF0-9EED-68BDDC20B25B}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/AD5/B7C/D9/{AD5B7CD9-1E9D-4AF0-9EED-68BDDC20B25B}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Mystery
publishDateText
05/27/2014
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780062286468
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions.

After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times.

But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the F.B.I., putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

sortTitle
Fourth of July Creek A Novel
crossRefId
1420448
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
HarperCollins
bisacCodes
      • code: FIC019000
      • description: Fiction / Literary
      • code: FIC045000
      • description: Fiction / Family Life / General