Language Arts

Language Arts

eBook - 2015
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The new novel from the best-selling author of Broken for You spins the stories of a dedicated teacher, his enigmatic son, and a wartime survivor into an affecting tale of love, loss, and handwriting. Charles Marlow teaches his high school English students that language will expand their worlds. But linguistic precision cannot help him connect with his autistic son, or with his ex-wife, who abandoned their shared life years before, or even with his college-bound daughter who has just flown the nest. He's at the end of a road he's traveled on autopilot for years when a series of events forces him to think back on the lifetime of decisions and indecisions that have brought him to this point. With the help of an ambitious art student, an Italian-speaking nun, and the memory of a boy in a white suit who inscribed his childhood with both solace and sorrow, Charles may finally be able to rewrite the script of his life. Sometimes the most powerful words are the ones...
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780547939971
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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wordpix
Sep 05, 2016

Kind of grim. I kept hoping for a beam of light for our teacher. The whole thing with the experience in the schoolyard: I had to skim. The mystery the author dangled before us throughout the book just disappointed me. I DID like the Seattle references, though!

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Minkelina
Nov 01, 2015

A wonderful book and an amazing achievement. Complex characters I came to love, intricate plot, and themes both personal and universal that permeate every page. I can't think of a book I've liked more in years, including her two earlier fine ones. A very special read.

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DebFuta
Jul 16, 2015

I loved this book as well as her others. Well crafted and a worthy summer read.

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GummiGirl
Jul 03, 2015

A well-told tale, which I found easy enough to follow despite the time shifts. Lots of North Seattle references, which I enjoyed since I live in the area.

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