I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Book - 2011
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Wracked by guilt and addiction ten years after administering a fatal morphine overdose to Hank Williams, Doc Ebersole performs illegal medical services in the red-light district of San Antonio before meeting a young Mexican immigrant who seems to heal others with her touch.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
ISBN: 9780618820962
0618820965
Branch Call Number: Fiction Earle
Characteristics: 243 p. ; 22 cm

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CAsurfergirl
Jun 28, 2017

Currently reading it, but gotta say that while Steve (naturally) has a heroin junkie's understanding of what life's like while under the influence...he's still a better song writer/singer. While it's good he wrote & acted...possibly they weren't what he did best. Saying that...I'm attending his concert Aug 8th in Tucson...none of us is as pretty as we once were...

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Blue_18
Jun 16, 2015

Read this book if you are a Steve Earle fan, or you have an interest in: what the south side of San Antonio was like in the 1960's; the difference between religion and church; what happened to Hank Williams before and after he died; the days leading up to the Kennedy assassination, or if you just want to read a good book for the summer.

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uncommonreader
Nov 19, 2013

A story about redemption that would have benefitted from being shorter.

carrilis Feb 27, 2012

I really enjoyed this book! At the beginning, I was unsure about a ghost being one of the main characters, but Earle made it work very well! The unpredictability of the story and the characters was refreshing.

debwalker May 03, 2011

Debut novel by the singer-activist about a doctor-turned-addict in 1963 San Antonio who finds redemption in an unlikely way.

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