Where things come back: a novel

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Winner of the 2012 Michael L. Printz and William C. Morris Awards, this poignant and hilarious story of loss and redemption "explores the process of grief, second chances, and even the meaning of life" ( Kirkus Reviews ). In the remarkable, bizarre, and heart-wrenching summer before Cullen Witter's senior year of high school, he is forced to examine everything he thinks he understands about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town. His cousin overdoses; his town becomes absurdly obsessed with the alleged reappearance of an extinct woodpecker; and most troubling of all, his sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother, Gabriel, suddenly and inexplicably disappears. Meanwhile, the crisis of faith spawned by a young missionary's disillusion in Africa prompts a frantic search for meaning that has far-reaching consequences. As distant as the two stories initially seem, they are woven together through masterful plotting and merge in a surprising and harrowing climax. This extraordinary tale from a rare literary voice finds wonder in the ordinary and illuminates the hope of second chances.
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9781442413337
9781442413344
9781442413351
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Level 5.7, 9 Points
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960L
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subject_facet Arkansas, Arkansas -- Fiction, Best friends, Best friends -- Fiction, Birds -- Fiction, Extinct animals -- Fiction, Extinct birds, Extinct birds -- Fiction, Family -- Arkansas, Family life -- Arkansas -- Fiction, Friendship, Friendship -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Michael L. Printz Award -- 2012, Missing persons, Missing persons -- Fiction
title_display Where things come back : a novel
title_full Where Things Come Back, Where things come back : a novel / by John Corey Whaley
title_short Where things come back :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Best friends, Birds, Extinct animals, Extinct birds, Family, Family life, Friendship, Humor (Fiction), Interpersonal relations, Michael L. Printz Award, Missing persons, Romance, Young Adult Fiction