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The Resource Where things come back : a novel, by John Corey Whaley

Where things come back : a novel, by John Corey Whaley

Label
Where things come back : a novel
Title
Where things come back
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by John Corey Whaley
Creator
Contributor
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--Title page verso
  • "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
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Michael L. Printz Award, 2012.
  • William C. Morris YA Debut Award, 2012.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
Awards note
  • William C. Morris Debut Award, 2012
  • Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10003866
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 14 up
  • Young Adult
LC call number
PZ7.W5458
LC item number
Whe 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
960
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Where things come back : a novel, by John Corey Whaley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Manufactured in the United States of America"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All the idealism in the world couldn't shake this feeling -- Mysterious kids with shovels -- Take me to the end of the world -- The book of Enoch -- Love the bird -- Benton sage -- Neighbors -- The tower above the earth -- In defense of irrationality -- Cabot searcy -- Vilonia Kline -- The watchers -- The simplest thing in the world -- Alma Ember and her small-town ways -- Aunt Julia and the love parade -- The place where things go away -- This may be the end of the world -- You couldn't find a nicer guy if you tried -- A lavish journey -- The boy who caused silence -- The meaning of this is not to save you
Control code
5503802
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781442413337
Lccn
2010024836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn646113120
  • (OCoLC)646113120
Label
Where things come back : a novel, by John Corey Whaley
Publication
Note
"Manufactured in the United States of America"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All the idealism in the world couldn't shake this feeling -- Mysterious kids with shovels -- Take me to the end of the world -- The book of Enoch -- Love the bird -- Benton sage -- Neighbors -- The tower above the earth -- In defense of irrationality -- Cabot searcy -- Vilonia Kline -- The watchers -- The simplest thing in the world -- Alma Ember and her small-town ways -- Aunt Julia and the love parade -- The place where things go away -- This may be the end of the world -- You couldn't find a nicer guy if you tried -- A lavish journey -- The boy who caused silence -- The meaning of this is not to save you
Control code
5503802
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781442413337
Lccn
2010024836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn646113120
  • (OCoLC)646113120

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