Somewhere South of Here: A Novel by William Kowalski

By William Kowalski

I would puzzled approximately my mom all my existence -- what she gave the look of, how she smelled and sounded and acted. in recent years this brooding about had grown to surround a interest in regards to the form of humans she herself got here from, simply because they have been my kin, too, finally, even supposing I knew not anything approximately them. i might no concept whether or not they have been loud or soft-spoken, humorous or dull, most well liked chocolate to vanilla, in the event that they cherished videos over books or the opposite direction round. I puzzled even if any of them had ever performed something marvelous of their lives, or in the event that they have been the type of folks that have been happy with simply getting by way of. these items have been very important -- understanding them could aid me to understand myself, and the single means that might ensue used to be if I went and sought for her. With all his possessions on his motorbike, Billy Mann units off on a cross-country odyssey from big apple to Santa Fe looking for a mom who abandoned him some time past. What Billy discovers, although, is a lifestyles wealthy with threat -- the opportunity for romance, friendship, and, ultimately, a kinfolk to name his personal.

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The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood

By Ben Sherwood

This can be a tale of the best love, ever.  An outlandish declare, outrageous maybe, yet belief me--

And so commence the enthralling, unforgettable story of J. J. Smith, Keeper of the documents for The ebook of documents, a normal guy trying to find the extraordinary.  J.J. has clocked the world's longest non-stop kiss, 30 hours and forty five minutes.  He has confirmed the lengthiest unmarried unbroken apple peel, 172 toes and four inches.  He has measured the farthest flight of a champagne cork from an untreated, unheated bottle 177 ft nine inches.  He has tasted the world's biggest menu merchandise, whole-roasted Bedouin camel.

But in all his event from Australia to Zanzibar, J.J. hasn't ever witnessed nice love till he comes upon a tiny windswept city within the heartland of the US, the place parents nonetheless discuss relatives, religion, and crops.  Here, the place he final expects it, J.J. discovers an international list try out like no different: Piece through piece, a farmer is consuming a Boeing 747 to turn out his love for a woman.

In this massive panorama of cornfields and lightning storms, J.J. is doubly astounded to be struck via love from an analogous girl, Willa Wyatt of the honey eyes and wild blond hair.  It is a sense past degree, throwing J.J.'s rigorously ordered global the wrong way up, proving that hears, like global documents, may be damaged, and the best wonders in existence cannot be qualified.

Richly romantic, whimsical, and uplifting, The guy Who Ate the 747 is a flight of fancy from begin to finish.  It stretches mind's eye, bends physics and biology, yet think it a little bit and you'll end up attaining to your personal documents, the type that truly count.  Written with tenderness, originality, and perception, packed with outdated heat and newfangled humor, it really is a unprecedented novel, a came upon treasure that marks the emergence of an incredible storytelling tale.

From the Hardcover edition.

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