The Buck Pass

The Buck Pass


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When an ordinary dollar bill passes through the hands of six strangers, the life of each one takes an extraordinary turn. The psychologically-impoverished heiress, the homeless housewife, the closed-minded artist, the car-hating cab driver, the down-to-earth rising star, and the paternally-challenged stay-at-home dad have nothing in common other than the fact that they are miserable. Their lives are filled with problems, but their heads are void of solutions. It is only after coming in contact with a certain piece of enigmatic currency that they find their way to happiness.
Inspired by the etymology of the phrase "buck passing," which recounts that an object (known as a "buck") was passed during early poker games as a means of indicating which player's turn it was to deal the cards, The Buck Pass is the story of a single dollar bill that acts as an agent of chance and change. Rather than deal the cards, however, the protagonists of The Buck Pass find themselves encouraged to deal inadvertently with their problems - to follow their hearts, leave their mark, and, like the dollar, move on. The Buck Pass - it doesn't stop here.

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ISBN-13: 9780989594233
Publisher: WhittierSideBooks
Publication date: 12/02/2013
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Buck Pass 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sportzmomof5 More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Ever wonder what happens to a dollar after you give it away, or where it was before you received it? This book tells an interesting story of one bill and how each life it was a part of was made better before it was passed on to another. I enjoyed following this "buck" around and reading each persons story. The characters are all well defined and each storyline is well developed.
Midu More than 1 year ago
What I liked: the simplicity of the story- a buck that changes all the lives it touches- and that the changes were all for the better. In the story, we come across people from different walks of life: a spoiled heiress, a struggling poet, a stay-at-home dad with a kid he's struggling to connect with... that the story wasn't too long and kept me interested throughout the ending was cute and got me thinking how the buck would change the lives of burglars! If you have some time to kill and need a cute story that takes your minds off worries, The Buck Pass would be a good choice!
Joey44 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!  It's about the journey of a one dollar bill and the people who have it each time it gets passed to them.  The Buck Pass is like a bunch of short stories linked together by the passing of the buck. Each 'story' is well written with wonderful characters. T. R. Whittier gives the reader very clear pictures of the characters and their lives.  Each owner of the buck finds their life has improved before passing the buck along. The owners of the buck don't know each other but we find out that they are connected by where they live or came from. Each person who gets the bill, writes a symbol on it before passing it to the next person. The last sentence in The Buck Pass made me smile.  I love a book that leaves me with a smile. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.