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"Deliverance" by James DickeyHow much do you like action-packed, thrilling tales? How do you hold up while reading stories that keep you on the edge of your seat?

These are both questions to consider before reading Deliverance, James Dickey’s 1970 novel that chronicles the journey of four middle-aged friends down a wild river in rural Georgia and how they handle themselves when things take a turn for the worst.

Described by reviewers as “a work of rare emotional power and riveting entertainment,” this novel is sure to be nonstop entertainment from start to finish.  Some of you may remember the exciting (and somewhat disturbing) 1972 film of the same name starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight.  You can be certain that the book is just as chilling.  While reading, be on the lookout for those conflicts (man versus man, man versus nature) that are sure to come up. 

Get into this title and more at your favorite DC Public Library today!