by Allen Eskens
Read The Life We Bury and learn to "unwrap the onion." Read it slowly and you may never take people at face value again.
Joe Talbert, a college student with a looming deadline for a writing assignment, discovers "the truth" can mask a different story. Joe meets Carl Iverson at a nursing home. Carl is dying, and for some not soon enough. Despite valor in Vietnam, Carl is convicted of the rape and murder of a teenage girl. Joe digs deep and discovers more about Carl -- and about himself.
The Life We Bury is the warp and woof of life; seemingly dissimilar threads that interlace to form beauty and meaning.