Long Gone Daddy [NOOK Book]

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Harlan Q, 14, lives and works with the local funeral director and his wife because his evangelical preacher father, Harlan P, has evicted him for religious doubts. There he meets his grandfather, Harlan O, for the first time. The fact that the man is dead doesn't stop him from wanting to know more about his relative. The teen convinces his father to drive the body to Las Vegas to collect an inheritance, and thus the two have the opportunity to develop a relationship and learn something about the man who has been ...
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Long Gone Daddy

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Overview

Harlan Q, 14, lives and works with the local funeral director and his wife because his evangelical preacher father, Harlan P, has evicted him for religious doubts. There he meets his grandfather, Harlan O, for the first time. The fact that the man is dead doesn't stop him from wanting to know more about his relative. The teen convinces his father to drive the body to Las Vegas to collect an inheritance, and thus the two have the opportunity to develop a relationship and learn something about the man who has been lost to them for 20 years. The two travel, have car troubles, take on an aspiring actor who is more interesting than either Harlan, and find themselves in a city that fascinates the younger Harlan as much as it horrifies the elder.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012263018
  • Publisher: namelos
  • Publication date: 9/9/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 278 KB

Meet the Author

Hailed as “a strong new voice in children’s literature” by Kirkus Reviews, Helen Hemphill grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas and now lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas.

Her novel Long Gone Daddy won the Teddy Award for young adult fiction from the Writers’ League of Texas and was named to the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age. In 2007, her second novel, Runaround, was named a Top Ten Youth Romance by Booklist and Best New Books for the Classroom by Book Links. Her new book for middle school readers, The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, was named “most distinguished book of 2008 for young adults” by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library; to Best Children’s Books, Bank State College; to the Kansas State Reading Circle 2009 Recommended Reading List; and to the Winter 2008-09 Kid’s Indie Next list.

Ms. Hemphill is a graduate of the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College and holds an MA in English literature from Belmont University. Ms. Hemphill is a member of the Southern Artistry register at the Southern Arts Federation and is an Artist in Residence for the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Helen Hemphill grew up in Texas and now lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Long Gone Daddy by: Helen Hempnm

    I give it a three star review because it doesn't grab your attention at the beginning but it does fit the title for a mystery book but that's just my opinion its a little slow for the first four chapters otherwise not bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Highly Entertaining

    Harlan O. Stank is laid out on the embalming table of Hamilton & Johnston¿s Funeral Home, and thus starts a fabulous book. Not since Cold Sassy Tree have I so enjoyed a story written from the point of view of a fourteen year old boy. Harlan Q. Stank 'the grandson' describes himself as the result of the genetic crossing of Elvis and Jiminy Cricket. How could I NOT love this story? The author gently probes the relationship between fathers and sons and religion with a razor sharp wit, warmth, and humor as she traces the trek of Harlan P. and Harlan Q. from Bean¿s Creek, Texas to Las Vegas, Nevada in an effort to bury the newly departed Harlan O. on a road trip fraught with interesting encounters and unfortunate events. It¿s a book that I highly recommend.

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