Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone

Large Print - 2016
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"A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son takes the reader from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781683242024
1683242025
Branch Call Number: LP FIC MARTI
Characteristics: 392 pages.

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firefly5
Aug 01, 2018

This was an interesting story. It had many unbelievable parts but it is a 'story' after all! The first book I read by Charles Martin was 'The Mountain Between Us' and that was excellent! This is what prompted me to read another by the same author. I really enjoyed the parts that deal with guitars, the different makes and all the facts about guitars. Everything about music was very interesting. Just going by the two books that I have read by this author I have the feeling he researches his subject very well.

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JanineHarnett
Jul 26, 2018

Excellent book! This book grabbed my attention immediately and I didn’t want to put it down. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed the story line. While the content was clean and one of the characters is a preacher, I wouldn’t necessarily label the book as “Christian fiction” because the theology is off. That being said, as a Christian I enjoyed reading the book and there was no content that bothered my conscience.

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Jeepers1981
Jun 30, 2018

This Is one of my favorites. I listened to it on Hoopla and was so impressed with the correlation between this character's life and the prodigal son. It was a great story of a guy who left his true love for unselfish reasons and yet they were reunited. I loved all the song references and felt like i was there listening to 'Daley' sing her way through the classic rock, folk and blues tunes! Listen to it on Hoopla. You'll love it!

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newton2017
Apr 12, 2018

I have liked everything I have read by this writer and especially love this one. Charles Martin's characters are complex and engaging. This one has parallels to the The Prodigal son in a modern context. I think people who are not Christians can thoroughly enjoy it but for those who are it is even more moving. Can't wait for Send Down the Rain on May 8!

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1C00lgrannie
Apr 03, 2018

Excellent book! Would highly recommend! I have read other books by this author, and this one too does not disappoint. An excellent book reflecting love, grace and forgiveness. The prodigal son epitomized.

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naaappiah
Jul 12, 2017

Great book - beautiful prose and wonderful insight into human nature and tendencies. This book reminds me very much of Lief Enger's Peace like a River. I will highly recommend this book.

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JoyceHenson
May 13, 2017

First time reading Charles Martin and I am completely hooked. He is an excellent writer and you can literally see and feel the images he puts on paper. Long Way Gone can resonate somewhere within all of us for our mistaken paths we have chosen, words we regret never saying and love lost and perhaps found again. While the tale is somewhat sad, it is also filled with a joy within and expected pleasures in life, mother nature and the great wonder of our world.

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MARIA J MOORE
Jan 26, 2017

Excellent book. Don't skim over the words a Charles Martin has a way of writting feelings.

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Reads_A_Lot
Oct 09, 2016

Another good book from one of my favorite authors. As always it's filled with wonderful characters and a touching story. Really enjoyed the musical theme and the loving bond between Cooper, his Dad and their friend Big-Big. Because it's a retelling of the prodigal son, it has a stronger Christian feel to it than his previous books. If you are a fan of love, kindness and music, you will enjoy this book.

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JanineHarnett
Jul 26, 2018

JanineHarnett thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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