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Robert Morgan


Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan is the author of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, most notably his novel GAP CREEK and his biography of Daniel Boone, both of which were national bestsellers. A professor at Cornell University since 1971 and visiting writer-in-residence at half a dozen universities, his awards include Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships and an Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2010

Robert Morgan

Books by Robert Morgan

by Robert Morgan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

On his 18th birthday in 1850, Jonah Williams flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born a slave. Taking with him only a few stolen coins, a knife and the clothes on his back, he heads north, following a star that he prays will be his guide. Hiding during the day and running through the night, Jonah must elude the men sent to capture him and the bounty hunters out to claim the reward on his head. There is one person, though, who never lets him fully out of sight: Angel, herself a slave, yet with a remarkably free spirit. In Jonah, she sees her own way to freedom, so she sets out to follow him.

by Robert Morgan - Fiction

When Robert Morgan’s novel GAP CREEK was published in 1999, it became an Oprah Book Club Selection and an instant national bestseller. But what of the years that followed? What did the future hold for these memorable characters? THE ROAD FROM GAP CREEK holds the answers to these questions, as Robert Morgan takes us back into their lives, telling their story and the stories of their children through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie.

by Robert Morgan - Biography, History, Nonfiction

In LIONS OF THE WEST, Robert Morgan tells the story of 10 legendary Americans during the country’s era of westward expansion.