The Homecoming: The Inspiration for the TV Series the Waltons (Paperback)

The Homecoming: The Inspiration for the TV Series the Waltons By Earl Hamner Cover Image
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A young man searches for his missing father on Christmas Eve in this sequel to Spencer's Mountain, the novel that inspired The Waltons.

It's the night before Christmas, but Clay Spencer has failed to return home. Leaving his worried family to keep watch at the homestead, his son, Clay-Boy, takes to the snowy Virginia hills in search of his father. Along the way, he will meet an irate deer, a threatening county sheriff, a congregation of African American churchgoers, and two elderly women who happen to be bootleggers--in this tale filled with warmth, humor, and emotion.

Along with Spencer's Mountain, The Homecoming was the inspiration for the popular television show The Waltons, which starred Richard Thomas, Andrew Duggan, and Patricia Neal, and ran for nine years between 1972 and 1981. Decades after its original publication, this tale still has the power to move and inspire.

About the Author

Born in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains, Earl Hamner, Jr., is an award-winning author, screenplay writer, and producer of several well-known teleplays and television series. He got his big break writing episodes for The Twilight Zone, including the popular "You Drive." His most well-known television series is The Waltons, which is based on his bestselling stories Spencer's Mountain and The Homecoming. Both novels were inspired by his own childhood.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780795353284
ISBN-10: 0795353286
Publisher: RosettaBooks
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2021
Pages: 102
Language: English