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Where things come back : a novel

Author: John Corey Whaley; Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto ; Sydney : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.
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Genre/Form: Michael L. Printz book award: Winner
William C. Morris Debut book award: Winner
Fiction
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Corey Whaley; Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
ISBN: 9781442413337 1442413336 9781451749861 1451749864 9781442413344 1442413344
OCLC Number: 646113120
Notes: "Manufactured in the United States of America"--Title page verso.
Awards: William C. Morris Debut Award, 2012
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2012
Target Audience: Ages 14 up.; Young Adult
Description: 228 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by John Corey Whaley.

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Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.

"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."--Publisher's description.

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