Turner Junction [NOOK Book]

Overview

Turner Junction harkens back to an era when children ran free, small businesses thrived, people conversed in a neighborly way and the local newspaper offered wit and wisdom for a dime. To the initiated, it serves as a poignant reminder that only in a small town could an awkward eleven-year-old boy and a cloistered, bitter man of too many seasons find each other and, in so doing, discover the hidden promise of faith. For the lifelong urbanite whose cynicism demands circus, there's a lovable dog named Leo, an ...
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Turner Junction

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Overview

Turner Junction harkens back to an era when children ran free, small businesses thrived, people conversed in a neighborly way and the local newspaper offered wit and wisdom for a dime. To the initiated, it serves as a poignant reminder that only in a small town could an awkward eleven-year-old boy and a cloistered, bitter man of too many seasons find each other and, in so doing, discover the hidden promise of faith. For the lifelong urbanite whose cynicism demands circus, there's a lovable dog named Leo, an overweight police chief, a big baseball game, a telescope, three very funny city council meetings, a bookie, a parade, a carnival, an ancient jurist, a dragon, ferocious wolves and a little insight into what’s gone missing in our lives.
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Editorial Reviews

E Wilson
Great story line, took me back to a time when people actually knew their neighbors. Really enjoyed the character development in this book as the story progressed. The two main characters are so well developed that by the end of the book you actually feel like you are a part of their little town. The author apparently remembers what it's like to be an 11 year old boy. Recommend this book to anyone who wants to take a stroll back to a much simpler time.
Ludlow A.
This is a beautifully written story that reveals how essential the involvement of each of our lives with others really is. This story is built around the lives and characters in a small but lively Midwest community in 1958. How life's paths intertwine and affect each other, sometimes in a subtle way and sometimes not so subtle. This is a story about human touch, an occurrence that happens all to seldom in the cyber world that we live in today.
Lisa B.
This is a truly wonderful book. It's a beautiful story about a 12year old boy, an older man with a secret past and many other characters in the small, fictional town of Turner Junction. It takes place over the course of a summer in the 1950s. At first, I liked the book because it set a pleasant mood. But then it really grabbed me and I couldn't put it down. The character development is some of the best I've read. The only bummer is that at some point you finish the book, and then you'll miss it.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014113731
  • Publisher: Bearcat, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 606
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Pike Lake, the writer, is decidedly, unabashedly and irreversibly dead. Passing away in the late 1970's at the age of eighty-three, he attributed his demise, in a self-authored obituary scrivened shortly before death, to an impacted bowel inflicted upon him by "television evangelists, feminists, warmed-over New Dealers, purveyors of shag carpet and other religious fanatics." Although enlightened ears may recoil at this appalling lack of sophistication, it must be acknowledged, albeit grudgingly, that we are all creatures of our own time.

This work comes to us courtesy of his illegitimate grandson by a French barfly, Jean Baptiste Montcalm DeRemalade. Rummaging through the old man's belongings many years after his death, M. DeRemalade discovered a box containing several unpublished manuscripts. Imagine his boundless joy! After twelve bitter years of estate litigation wages on three continents, Turner Junction represents the first of what is fervently hoped will be a long line of literary gems - each providing a healthy income to Pike's seemingly inexhaustible supply of grasping heirs.

A devotee of nothing, an admirer of women's parts, a smoker, a drinker and a chafing irritant to all with whom he came into contact, such is the legacy of Pike Lake - and now there's this book.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    I truly enjoyed this delightful book. It is a wonderful tale of

    I truly enjoyed this delightful book. It is a wonderful tale of a young boy's summer and the experiences he will carry with him. Whether you are young or young at heart, there are characters in Turner Junction to whom you can relate, making the story all the more enjoyable.
    The author's detailed descriptions and "easy to read" writing style made it hard to put down. I hope that more of the late Mr. Lake's manuscripts are published. This book was worth every penny!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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