The Life We Bury

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.