The Homecoming a Novel about Spencer's Mountain by Earl Hamner, Jr.

The Homecoming : A Novel About Spencer's Mountain - Earl Hamner Jr.

The Homecoming a Novel about Spencer's Mountain

by Earl Hamner, Jr.

Publisher: Random House

Hardcover, 125 pages

ASIN BOO1LHG578

 

  The Homecoming by Earl Hamner, Jr. follows Olivia Spencer and her eight children on Christmas Eve while waiting and worrying about Clay arriving home in time for Christmas. This book is what the series pilot was based on. If you are looking for something very similar to the series The Waltons, you'll find some; but there are differences as well.

Earl Hamner, Jr. seem to capture the essences of living in a rural, poor town very well. He, also, in a short time, defined the characters well, even some of the minor ones. One disclaimer noted here, while trying not to give any spoilers, is that, while this book is meant for younger reader, the novel is not as sugar coated as the TV series. I would recommend this for the younger reader as well as for adults who were once fans of the series.