Item description for Zechariah 9-14 (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) by Carol L. Meyers & Eric M. Meyers...
Overview Archaeologist husband and wife team Carol and Eric Meyers team up to explore the Book of Zechariah, continuing their landmark integrated approach to the investigation of the biblical world. Carol Meyers is the author of Discovering Eve.
Publishers Description Few writers in America today combine James Lee Burke's lush prose, crackling story lines, and tremendous sense of history and landscape. In Cimmaron Rose, longtime fans of the Dave Robicheaux series found that the struggles of Texas defense attorney Billy Bob Holland show Burke at his best in exploring classic American themes -- the sometimes subtle, often violent strains between the haves and the have-nots; the collision of past and present; the inequities in the criminal justice system.
Heartwood is a kind of tree that grows in layers. And as Billy Bob's grandfather once told him, you do well in life by keeping the roots in a clear stream and not letting anyone taint the water for you. But in Holland's dusty little hometown of Deaf Smith, in the hill country north of Austin, local kingpin Earl Deitrich has made a fortune running roughshod and tainting anyone who stands in his way. Billy Bob has problems with Deitrich and his shamelessly callous demeanor, but can't shake the legacy of his passion for Deitrich's' "heartbreak-beautiful" wife, Peggy Jean.
When Holland takes on the defense of Wilbur Pickett -- a man accused of stealing an heirloom and three hundred thousand dollars in bonds from Deitrich's office -- he finds himself up against not only Earl's power and influence, but also a past Billy Bob can't will away. A wonderfully realized novel, rich in Texas atmosphere and lore, and a dazzling portrait of the deadly consequences of self-delusion, Heartwood could only have been written by James Lee Burke, a writer in expert command of his craft.
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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.64" Height: 1.66" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1998
Publisher Yale University Press
Series Anchor Bible Commentary
ISBN 0300139764 ISBN13 9780300139761
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol L. Meyers & Eric M. Meyers
Carol Meyers holds the Mary Grace Wilson Professorship in Religion at Duke University. A specialist in biblical studies and archaeology, she is a prominent scholar in the study of women in the biblical world and a trustee of the American Schools of Oriental Research and of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. She also serves on the board of directors of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation and is president-elect of the Society of Biblical Literature.
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