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Farewell summer

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a summer that refuses to end, in the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois. It is the age-old conflict: the young against the elderly, for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward. The first cap-pistol shot heard 'round the town is dead accurate, felling an old man in his tracks, compelling town elder and school board despot Mr. Calvin C. Quartermain to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Bradbury
OCLC Number: 77669055
Notes: Originally published: New York : William Morrow, c2006. 1st ed.
Sequel to: Dandelion wine.
"National Book Award"--cover p. [i].
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Almost Antietam --
Shiloh and beyond --
Appomattox --
Afterward: Importance of being startled.
Responsibility: Ray Bradbury.

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In a summer that refuses to end, in the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois. It is the age-old conflict: the young against the elderly, for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward. The first cap-pistol shot heard 'round the town is dead accurate, felling an old man in his tracks, compelling town elder and school board despot Mr. Calvin C. Quartermain to marshal his graying forces and declare total war on the assassin, thirteen-year-old Douglas Spaulding, and his downy-cheeked cohorts. Doug and his cronies, however, are most worthy adversaries who should not be underestimated, as they plan and execute daring campaigns - matching old Quartermain's experience and cunning with their youthful enthusiasm and devil-may-care determination to hold on forever to childhood's summer. Yet time must ultimately be the victor, with valuable revelations for those on both sides of the conflict. And life waits in ambush to assail Doug Spaulding with its powerful mysteries - the irresistible ascent of manhood, the sweet surrender to a first kiss. -Dust jacket.

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