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Harbor lights : stories / James Lee Burke.

Harbor Lights is a story collection from one of the most popular and widely acclaimed icons of American fiction, featuring a never-before-published novella. These eight stories move from the marshlands on the Gulf of Mexico to the sweeping plains of Colorado to prisons, saloons, and trailer parks across the South, weaving together love, friendship, violence, survival, and revenge. A boy and his father watch a German submarine sink an oil tanker as evil forces in the disguise of federal agents try to ruin their family. A girl is beaten up outside a bar as her university-professor father navigates new love and threats from a group of neo-Nazis. A pair of undercover union organizers are hired to break colts for a Hollywood actor, whose "Western hero" facade hides darkness. An oil rig worker witnesses a horrific attack on a local village while on a job in South America and seeks justice through one final act of bravery. With his nuanced characters, lyrical prose, and ability to write shocking violence in the most evocative settings, James Lee Burke's singular skills are on display in this superb anthology. Harbor Lights unfolds in stories that crackle and reverberate as unexpected heroes emerge.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802160966
  • ISBN: 0802160964
  • Physical Description: 358 pages : 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Harbor lights -- Going across Jordan -- Big midnight special -- Deportees -- The assault -- The wild side of life -- A distant war -- Strange cargo.
Subject: Heroes > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
United States > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library BURKE, JAMES (Text) 34455007067651 New Adult Fiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009831406 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 03/19/2024
Easton Main Library BURKE (Text) 31901004763514 New Adult Fiction Available -
Easton Palmer Branch BURKE (Text) 31901004765089 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 03/14/2024

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