The Gunners

Author: Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
ISBN: 9781619029897
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Achieving bold emotional complexity, The Gunners explores just how much one moment, one decision, or one person can change us

The Gunners

Author: Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1640090703
Size: 24.94 MB
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"Perceptive, funny, and endearing . . . Reminiscent of The Big Chill and St. Elmo’s Fire, this remarkable novel is just as satisfying and provides readers with an entire cast of characters who will feel like old friends upon finishing." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Named 1 of 50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 (NYLON) Named a Spring 2018 Release Our Bookshelves Can't Wait for (Southern Living) Named 1 of 60 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 (Huffington Post) Following her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been, called “mesmerizing,” “powerful,” and “gorgeous,” by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a thirty-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections—even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally’s death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness. A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman’s place as one of the most important young writers of her generation.

The Gunners

Author: Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 1782834702
Size: 34.44 MB
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From childhood into adolescence, The Gunners were an inseparable gang of friends, taking their name from the previous occupants of the abandoned house they used to play in. One of their number, Sally, suddenly stops speaking to all of them and never explains why. Years later, her suicide forces the Gunners back together for Sally's funeral. Mikey, the only one who remained in the town where they grew up, is worried they will have very little in common when they finally meet again. He is also unsure how to tell them he is going blind. But the other Gunners have secrets of their own to share, secrets that might shed some light on Sally's tragic decision. The Gunners is a humorous but poignant look at growing up and what it really means to be a friend.

The Gunners

Author: Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 9781619029910
Size: 47.49 MB
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"I recommend you read every single thing Rebecca Kauffman writes—start with this beautiful novel, and start now." —Julie Buntin, author of Marlena Following on her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been, called "mesmerizing," "powerful," and "gorgeous," by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a thirty-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections—even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with "The Gunners," his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally's death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness. A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman’s place as one of the most important young writers of her generation.

Another Place You Ve Never Been

Author: Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593766566
Size: 67.43 MB
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Most of us have experienced what it s like to know what someone is going to say right before they say it. Or perhaps you have been shocked by the irrefutable phenomena of coincidence, when your life intersects with another s in the most unlikely way. In gripping prose marked by stark simplicity, Another Place You ve Never Been by debut novelist Rebecca Kauffman explores the intersection of human experience amidst the minutiae of everyday life. In her mid-thirties and living in Buffalo, NY (where she is originally from), Tracy spends most days at the restaurant where she works as a hostess, despite her aspirations of a career that would make use of her creative talents. Tracy s life is explored not only though her own personal point of view, but also through the viewpoints of other characters, wherein Tracy may only make a peripheral appearance or even emerge at different periods in her life. Kauffman subtly exposes the lives of these charactersalongside the presences of spiritually mysterious Native American figures that appear throughoutand gradually reveals the true purposes of both as their paths intersect. "

The Machine Gunners

Author: Robert Westall
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 144728416X
Size: 76.79 MB
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Some bright kid's got a gun and 2000 rounds of live ammo. And that gun's no pea-shooter. It'll go through a brick wall at a quarter of a mile.'Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth, and he desperately wants it to be the best. When he stumbles across the remains of a German bomber crashed in the woods - its shiny, black machine-gun still intact - he grabs his chance. Soon he's masterminding his own war effort with dangerous and unexpected results . . .The Machine Gunners is Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two and winner of the Carnegie Medal. Now with a brilliant cover look celebrating its fortieth anniversary.Includes a bonus short story - 'The Haunting of Chas McGill' - and an extended biography of the author.

Gunner S Run

Author: Rick Barry
Publisher: Journeyforth
ISBN: 9781591667612
Size: 27.88 MB
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In 1943, nineteen-year-old Jim Yoder serves as a waist gunner aboard a B-24 in the United States Army Air Corps, but through a strange chain of events, is trapped behind ememy lines in Hitler's Europe, alone, on foot, and on the run, and finds himself returning to his family's staunchly pacifist Mennonite roots.

I Wanted Wings

Author: Gary R. Hill
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438932561
Size: 50.98 MB
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Think about how much safer and relaxed you would feel if you knew what to expect from a relationship-before you got into one. In this book I lay open my experiences from what I feel God revealed to me about falling in love. A thriving growing relationship which enters into marriage waits within these pages. Where hands are still held within the revealed depths of love long after courtship, there is stability in behavior which promotes consistent growth. "As the bridegroom rejoices in His bride, so does the Lord rejoice in you." At last a pattern to behold and live for a full life.

Self Portrait With Boy

Author: Rachel Lyon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501169580
Size: 47.71 MB
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A compulsively readable and electrifying debut about an ambitious young female artist who accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death—an image that could jumpstart her career, but would also devastate her most intimate friendship. Lu Rile is a relentlessly focused young photographer struggling to make ends meet. Working three jobs, responsible for her aging father, and worrying that the crumbling warehouse she lives in is being sold to developers, she is at a point of desperation. One day, in the background of a self-portrait, Lu accidentally captures on film a boy falling past her window to his death. The photograph turns out to be startlingly gorgeous, the best work of art she’s ever made. It’s an image that could change her life…if she lets it. But the decision to show the photograph is not easy. The boy is her neighbors’ son, and the tragedy brings all the building’s residents together. It especially unites Lu with his beautiful grieving mother, Kate. As the two forge an intense bond based on sympathy, loneliness, and budding attraction, Lu feels increasingly unsettled and guilty, torn between equally fierce desires: to use the photograph to advance her career, and to protect a woman she has come to love. Set in early 90s Brooklyn on the brink of gentrification, Self-Portrait with Boy is a provocative commentary about the emotional dues that must be paid on the road to success, a powerful exploration of the complex terrain of female friendship, and a brilliant debut from novelist Rachel Lyon.

Stray City

Author: Chelsey Johnson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062666703
Size: 58.15 MB
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"I tore through this novel like an orphaned reader seeking a home in its ragtag yet shimmering world." — Carrie Brownstein “Our ’90s nostalgia is hella high these days, and this tender, funny story made our aging hipster hearts sing.” — Marie Claire A warm, funny, and whip-smart debut novel about rebellious youth, inconceivable motherhood, and the complications of belonging—to a city, a culture, and a family—when none of them can quite contain who you really are. All of us were refugees of the nuclear family . . . Twenty-three-year-old artist Andrea Morales escaped her Midwestern Catholic childhood—and the closet—to create a home and life for herself within the thriving but insular lesbian underground of Portland, Oregon. But one drunken night, reeling from a bad breakup and a friend’s betrayal, she recklessly crosses enemy lines and hooks up with a man. To her utter shock, Andrea soon discovers she’s pregnant—and despite the concerns of her astonished circle of gay friends, she decides to have the baby. A decade later, when her precocious daughter Lucia starts asking questions about the father she’s never known, Andrea is forced to reconcile the past she hoped to leave behind with the life she’s worked so hard to build. A thoroughly modern and original anti-romantic comedy, Stray City is an unabashedly entertaining literary debut about the families we’re born into and the families we choose, about finding yourself by breaking the rules, and making bad decisions for all the right reasons.