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In The Fence My Father Built, when legally separated Muri Pond, a librarian, hauls her kids, teenage Nova and 11-year-old Truman, out to the tiny town of Murkee, Oregon, where her father, Joe Pond, lived and died, she’s confronted by a neighbor’s harassment over water rights and Joe’s legacy: a fence made from old oven doors.The fence and accompanying house trailer horrify rebellious Nova, who runs away to the drug-infested streets of Seattle. Muri searches for her daughter and for something to believe in, all the while trying to save her inheritance from the conniving neighbor who calls her dad Chief Joseph. Along with Joe’s sister, Aunt Lutie, and the Red Rock Tabernacle Ladies, Muri must rediscover the faith her alcoholic dad never abandoned in order to reclaim her own spiritual path.

©2009 Linda S. Clare (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Ruth P.
  • 06-02-2021

The fence my father built

I loved this book! I will look for more books by this author and the narrator was excellent!

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  • Teresa D
  • 26-04-2021

Great story!

I enjoyed this story of family redemption! Don't miss out on this great Audible performance.

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  • Harriet Hedgcoth
  • 27-02-2021

Good Book, however...

This was a good book on faith family and culture, set in eastern Oregon, my beloved state! The story line was easy to follow, however the person who read the book needs to do their homework on how to pronounce the name of the state, cities and land marks! Oregon is pronounced Ory-gun, Willamette is pronounced Will lamb ette , please before reading a novel set in a particular region do your homework on how that region pronounces their lame marks etc, other than that it was an interesting story!

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  • beckham
  • 15-02-2021

enjoyable listen

I liked this book. enjoyed the characters, plot, narration. I will look for more frome this author.

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  • Anita--AZ
  • 09-02-2021

Perfect balance of characters & action

I was wondering about this one based on the title—but it totally fit the story. The book was a great balance of loss, pain, evil, love & faith. Muri’s character was believable and well developed thru the story, and her children, funny aunt and uncle they were suddenly living with set a great backdrop for humor but also the pain of processing losing the father she never knew, her divorce, and then the fight for her father’s land—but most of all, his character. The evil neighbor gave the tension to the story, as well as her daughter’s flight, which is a mother’s worst nightmare. There was romance, but done well and didn’t override the story. Her faith journey was honest and also humorous. The writer’s descriptions of people, events, places has you chuckling and wanting more.
Highly recommend this audio (great narration), and will be seeking out more of this author’s work.

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