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Faraway Places
Faraway Places | Tom Spanbauer
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During a fateful summer, 13-year-old Jake Weber witnesses the brutal murder of a Native American woman by the town banker. Jake's parents forbid him to speak of the killing or name its perpetrator, even as the woman's African American lover stands falsely accused. The crime and what follows it forever alter Jake's view of his parents and the world around him. "Faraway Places" won widespread praise for its vivid narrative and incantatory style, and Spanbauer displays singular skill in inhabiting the mind of a troubled adolescent boy.
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Faraway Places | Tom Spanbauer
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A farmboy in Idaho in the 1950s becomes aware of injustice and bigotry; over the course of a long hot summer he witnesses a cruel murder and the false accusation of a black man. It is time for the boy to make up his mind and trust what he sees and believes in. He grows up fast. I enjoyed his voice and the atmosphere in this rural drama.

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Librarybelle Sounds like a good one! 6mo
LapReader That cover scares me off the book. 6mo
Kalalalatja Sounds great! 6mo
BarbaraBB @LapReader It‘s pretty dark, as is the book. But I think you‘d appreciate it @Kalalalatja! How was your night train by the way? (edited) 6mo
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