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Key Features A moving story of love, second chances and the importance of family from the Number One International Bestseller About the Book: One Summer When thirty-four-year-old ex-war veteran Jack Armstrong is told he has only weeks to live, his first concern is for his beloved wife Lizzie and their children: baby Jackie, twelve-year-old would-be actor Cory and rebellious teenage daughter Mikki. It seems so cruel that an apparently fatal illness should claim him, a survivor of Afghanistan and Iraq, when he still ha so much left to live for. On Christmas Eve, as Jack prepares to say goodbye to his family, unthinkable tragedy strikes again and Lizzie is killed in a car accident. Just when Jack thought living was far harder than dying and the children’s future looked so bleak, something remarkable happens which gives Jack the valuable second chance he’d only dreamed of. Unexpectedly, the family inherits Lizzie’s beautiful childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. During one unforgettable summer Jack and the children struggle to rebuild their lives. They learn to live again-and to love again. And they learn the biggest lesson of all-the importance of family. About the Author: David Baldacci David Baldacci is a worldwide best-selling novelist. With his books published in over45 different languages and in more than 80 countries and with over 110 million copies in print, he is one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His family foundation, the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organization, works to eliminate illiteracy across America. Details Of Book: One Summer Book: One Summer Author: David Baldacci ISBN:1447208889 ISBN-13:9781447208884 Binding:Paperback Publishing Date:2012-06-01 Publisher:Pan Books Number of Pages:176 Language:English Editorial Reviews From Barnes & Noble Thriller novelist David Baldacci shifts gears smoothly in this warm family drama. At first, its story seems grim: With Christmas approach, the Armstrong family is reeling from twin calamities. Lizzie, the mother, has just been killed in car crash and her terminally spouse Jack is suffering through his last days. After Lizzie’s death, her willful mother Bonnie swoops to pluck the three children away, dispatching them to separate homes around the country. When Jack goes into unexpected remission, he resolves to reunite the family he believed was lost. A soul-lifting change-of-pace novel that works. About David Baldacci David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America Biography David Baldacci’s authoritative legal thrillers operate on the irresistible notion that a sinister undercurrent threads through the country’s most powerful institutions. While his stories hinge on the .plex machinations behind the presidency, the FBI, the Supreme Court and other spheres of influence, Baldacci (a former Washington, D.C.-based attorney) finds his way into a mystery through the eyes of the innocents. Semi-innocents, at least: small players who often don’t realize they’re players at all end up hunting down answers, and their hunt the reader’s. According to Baldacci, reading John Irving’s The World According to Garp convinced him that he wanted to be a novelist. Absolute Power — in which a thief finds himself accidentally connected to a murder involving the president and the ensuing coverup — was hardly Irvingesque; but it did begin Baldacci’s friendly relationship with the bestseller lists, which has continued over his writing career. Baldacci’s style is brief and plot-driven, but he’s not afraid to linger on macabre and vivid details, such as a rosary clenched in a plane crash victim’s hand, or hard-learned lessons from a sniper’s life (pack your food so you can find it at night, by touch). These small but memorable — indeed, almost cinematic — details give his books another layer that distinguishes them from the average potboiler. Although the author has occasionally departed from his usual fare (examples include the tenderhearted .ing-of-age tale Wish You Well and the holiday-themed adventure The Christmas Train), it is high-octane thrillers that are his true stock in trade. Whether it’s a taut stand-alone or a new installment in his Camel Club series, readers know when they crack the spine of a new Baldacci book, they’re in for an action-packed page-turner. Source:bookadda,barnesandnoble 相关的主题文章: