The Buried Book Read Online Free - When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.
It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He’s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle’s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.
As he’s drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother—and now it’s chasing him too.
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September 19, 2017
This book made me think of To Kill a Mockingbird. Perhaps not so much the story in itself, but, the fact that the narrator, Jasper, is only a child that abruptly has to face some serious issues when his mother leaves him at his uncle's farm. Just as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird had to face raci...
August 27, 2016
This is the story of a nine-year-old Jasper’s search for answers about his mother, why she has left him at his Uncle Leo’s farm, where she has gone. The drive that had started out as just a day visit to the farm had ended, shocking Jasper with her revelation of her plans to leave him there. How l...
September 22, 2016
Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a free advanced electronic ARC of this novel, in exchange for an honest review.
I rated “The Buried Book” by D.M Pulley three stars. I almost rated it 2.5 to be honest, but I give it an extra .5 for good measure because, although it wasn’t entirel...
November 14, 2017
D.M. Pulley returns following her award-winning debut, The Dead Key (2015-highly recommend), with an absorbing historical fiction, family saga: THE BURIED BOOK: beautiful, yet harrowing; mixed with mystery, suspense, and intrigue.
A determined nine-year-old boy’s desperate journey into the dar...
January 01, 2018
I can't decide between three or four stars, so I'm going with 3.5.
I won this from a Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you for the eBook! Since I owned the Kindle book, I was able to get the Audible for $1.99 and do my own adult read-along.
I love the narration! It's narrated by Luke Daniels. He does a w...
August 05, 2016
Jasper’s world falls apart one morning when his mother wakes him up and takes him to his uncle’s to live. He tries to find his mother by putting the details of her past together and when he finds a diary he thinks might be hers in the burnt out remnants of the home of her youth he realizes she is...
August 31, 2016
Originally published at Reading Reality
The Buried Book is a chilling story about the loss of innocence and the end of childhood, told by a narrator who is unreliable for all the right reasons, but who just keeps trying to understand.
Jasper Leary is 9 years old. He feels abandoned when his somewha...
August 17, 2016
The synopsis of this book offered by the publisher is misleading. This book is not about a kid who is abandoned at his uncle's house and wants to find his mother. This book is about crime, drugs, corruption, fire, and tornadoes. Oh, and about Native Americans and, sadly, how horribly there were/a...
February 07, 2017
I wanted to love this one more than I did. So much happens to our young Jasper, so much in fact that it started to lose its plausibility. Maybe it was listening to the audiobook, where Jasper's voice was not that of a 9 year old, that kept me from connecting to him as a child. Maybe it was thinki...
October 02, 2016
Good storytelling. Good characters. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.