THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PRESENTS A MOVING STORY ABOUT THE SUMMER THAT CHANGED A BOYaS LIFE FOREVER. Jodi Picoult is one of the most beloved authors of our time. Her many novels, consistently topping both national and international bestseller lists (qSing You Home, q qMy Sisteras Keeper, q qNineteen Minutesq), are celebrated for addressing controversial issues with courage, grace, and empathy. In her new Byliner Original, qThe Color War, q she showcases her versatility and storytelling gifts once again with a moving and revealing portrait of a boy coming of age in an America where the lines between black and white, rich and poor, and insider and outsider too often divide minds and hearts and separate a child from his own sense of promise. All Raymond wants to do is hang out with his best friend, Monroe, but life has other plans. This summer, his mother has decided to send him to Bible camp for inner-city kids. On the bus there, he dreams of the best night of his life, when he and Monroe slipped away from home and jumped the turnstiles to ride the subway to downtown Boston on New Yearas Eve. The elaborate ice sculptures on display thrilled them, especially an angel with outstretched wings that glowed ghostly in the night. Raymond wakes on the bus to what he takes for another angel: Melody, a camp counselor and lifeguard. Like all the staff, sheas white. Pretty, blond, and friendly, sheas the person Raymond most wants to impress during the Color War, the campas sports competition, and to whom he confesses his most painful secret, a loss that has made him grow up far too fast and left him wise beyond his mere nine years. Will Raymond manage to connect to Melodyaor anyoneawhen heas so far from what heas known and loved? Or will he discover that sometimes the road to hell is paved with good intentions? A searing look at race and what it means to survive our own color wars. PRAISE FOR JODI PICOULT aPicoult has become a masteraalmost a clairvoyantaat targeting hot issues and writing highly readable page-turners about them.a aThe Washington Post aPicoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.a aThe Boston Globe aJodi Picoult is not one to shy away from fictional controversy; in fact, the more tangled and messy a moral dilemma appears, the better she likes it.a aThe Daily Mail aPicoult ably explores a complex subject with bravado and clarity.a aPublishers Weekly aPicoultas characters are so compelling that the reader hopes this wonat be the last time we meet.a aUSA TodayPRAISE FOR JODI PICOULT aPicoult has become a masteraalmost a clairvoyantaat targeting hot issues and writing highly readable page-turners about them.a aThe Washington Post aPicoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for ...
|Title||:||The Color War|
|Publisher||:||Byliner Inc. - 2013-11-22|