Letters to a Shooting Star [NOOK Book]

Overview

Letters to a Shooting Star follows Arkansas country boy Ben Goodman through childhood and adolescence, focusing primarily on the period when he crosses paths with the book’s other protagonists, Pennsylvania-raised brothers Ethan and Daniel Henry. Each boy has a compelling story, and when the stories are set side-by-side then merged, the result is both heartwarming and hopeful. Letters to a Shooting Star is both a coming of age novel and a love story told in fine, understated Southern tradition, reminiscent of ...
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Letters to a Shooting Star

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Overview

Letters to a Shooting Star follows Arkansas country boy Ben Goodman through childhood and adolescence, focusing primarily on the period when he crosses paths with the book’s other protagonists, Pennsylvania-raised brothers Ethan and Daniel Henry. Each boy has a compelling story, and when the stories are set side-by-side then merged, the result is both heartwarming and hopeful. Letters to a Shooting Star is both a coming of age novel and a love story told in fine, understated Southern tradition, reminiscent of Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor.
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Editorial Reviews

Go Reviews - Marcus Parr
"Often humorous in brilliantly unexpected ways, Letters to a Shooting Star is also a work of profound beauty."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148638087
  • Publisher: Watersgreen House
  • Publication date: 11/12/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 571,458
  • File size: 262 KB

Meet the Author

Keith Hale is author of the novels Cody (Clicking Beat on the Brink of Nada) and Letters to a Shooting Star. He has edited an anthology of gay literature from antiquity through the First World War (Ode to Boy), a collection of Lord Byron's love poetry for boys (Edleston), a collection of Rupert Brooke's letters that had been sealed for eighty years due to their homosexual themes (Friends and Apostles), a collection of Georgian Poetry, and editions of poetry by Brooke, Housman, and Shakespeare. Hale wrote the first and perhaps only account of gay life in the Balkans before the walls of Communism crumbled in his travelogue In the Land of Alexander, and he explored how the military's ban on gays affected the life of one ROTC cadet in his book Torn Allegiances. Hale is a native of Arkansas.
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  • Posted September 2, 2013

    This is one of those books that will absolutely erase at least 2

    This is one of those books that will absolutely erase at least 2 days of your life; it's that gripping. The story of Ben; what a beautiful book!! It had everything. I laughed, I cried, I held my breath , I ached and celebrated! Such a beautifully written book. I almost want to see Ben continue his story and want to know more of his life.
    Thank you Keith. A great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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