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One Summer by David Baldacci
  

One Summer

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

A departure for Baldacci with much more emotion and heartbreak than his thrillers – but highly readable nonetheless. Fatal illness and a tragic accident look to be destroying the family of a 34 year old war veteran – then they are thrown a possible lifeline. A searing stand-alone novel from this worldwide bestseller.

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One Summer by David Baldacci

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 has 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 the author of fifteen previous consecutive New York Times bestsellers. With his books published in over 40 languages in more than 80 countries, and with nearly 70 million copies in print, he is one of the world’s favorite storytellers. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He lives in his native state of Virginia with his wife and family.

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Publication date

19th July 2012

Author

David Baldacci

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
368 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780330533706

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