The Buried Book

The Buried Book Review

When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.

It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He’s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle’s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.

As he’s drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother—and now it’s chasing him too.

Title:The Buried Book

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    This book made me think of To Kill a Mockingbird. Perhaps not so much the story in itself, but, the fact that the narrator, Jasper, is only a child that abruptly has to face some serious issues when h...

  • Cheri

    This is the story of a nine-year-old Jasper’s search for answers about his mother, why she has left him at his Uncle Leo’s farm, where she has gone. The drive that had started out as just a day vi...

  • Erin Clemence

    Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a free advanced electronic ARC of this novel, in exchange for an honest review. I rated “The Buried Book” by D.M Pulley three stars. I almost rate...

  • Judy Collins

    D.M. Pulley returns following her award-winning debut, The Dead Key (2015-highly recommend), with an absorbing historical fiction, family saga: THE BURIED BOOK: beautiful, yet harrowing; mixed with...

  • Jenny Baker

    I can't decide between three or four stars, so I'm going with 3.5. I won this from a Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you for the eBook! Since I owned the Kindle book, I was able to get the Audible for $1.99...

  • CL

    Jasper’s world falls apart one morning when his mother wakes him up and takes him to his uncle’s to live. He tries to find his mother by putting the details of her past together and when he finds ...

  • Marlene

    Originally published at Reading RealityThe Buried Book is a chilling story about the loss of innocence and the end of childhood, told by a narrator who is unreliable for all the right reasons, but who...

  •  Simply Sam ?

    I wanted to love this one more than I did. So much happens to our young Jasper, so much in fact that it started to lose its plausibility. Maybe it was listening to the audiobook, where Jasper's voice ...

  • Susan

    The synopsis of this book offered by the publisher is misleading. This book is not about a kid who is abandoned at his uncle's house and wants to find his mother. This book is about crime, drugs, corr...

  • SUSAN   *Nevertheless,she persisted*

    Good storytelling. Good characters. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it....