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Author: Rebecca Makkai
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.
Series: LARGE PRINT
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Road fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Named Person: Lucy (Fictitious character) Hull; Ian (Fictitious character) Drake
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Makkai
ISBN: 9780670022816 0670022810
OCLC Number: 681488382
Description: 324 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: LARGE PRINT
Responsibility: Rebecca Makkai.

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Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. Desperate to save him from Pastor Bob and the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and upsetting family history thrown in their path. But is it just Ian who is running away? Who is the man who seems to be on their tail? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?

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