Wayfaring Stranger
James Lee Burke
book reviews:
· general fiction
· chick lit/romance
· sci-fi/fantasy
· graphic novels
· nonfiction
· audio books

Click here for the curledup.com RSS Feed

· author interviews
· children's books @
· DVD reviews @

win books
buy online


for authors
& publishers

for reviewers

click here to learn more

Buy *Wayfaring Stranger (A Holland Family Novel)* by James Lee Burkeonline

Wayfaring Stranger (A Holland Family Novel)
James Lee Burke
Pocket Books
464 pages
April 2015
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

buy this book now or browse millions of other great products at amazon.com
previous reviewnext review

With Weldon Holland, bestselling author James Lee Burke has constructed a hard-nosed hero who relies on a deep well of integrity in the face of the direst situations. Wayfaring Stranger is a compelling thriller that begins with a chance encounter with outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.

The encounter shapes Weldon’s young life leading into battles in the trenches of World War II and then into the even murkier trenches of the burgeoning oil industry along the Texas/Louisiana coast.

Burke writes with clarity and honesty. He makes it look easy, which makes his characters come to vivid life. While the story takes turns toward a war novel, a romance, and then into the depths of cultural excess and even a touch of mystery, it never devolves into a genre exercise. Weldon is real, and his moral fiber is reliable in the face of genuine, worldly evils.

Burke gives considerable depth and care to the supporting players. Weldon’s wife, Rosita--a concentration camp survivor--as well as his partner, Hershel Pine, is colored with heartbreaking details. The trio escapes with their lives during the war to find that life chasing the American dream is even more treacherous.

Wayfaring Stranger is excellent in its purity. It is finely crafted and tuned sharp, a welcome addition to Burke’s already remarkable career.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Zane Ewton, 2015

Also by James Lee Burke:

buy *Wayfaring Stranger (A Holland Family Novel)* online
click here for more info
Click here to learn more about this month's sponsor!

fiction · sf/f · comic books · nonfiction · audio
newsletter · free book contest · buy books online
review index · links · · authors & publishers

site by ELBO Computing Resources, Inc.