The World As We Know It

The World As We Know It

by Joseph Monninger
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The World As We Know It by Joseph Monninger

A lifetime of friendship begins the day brothers Ed and Allard save Sarah from drowning in an icy river near their rural New Hampshire home. Though their paths diverge through the years, the connection between the three endures until a heartbreaking tragedy in the remote mountains of Wyoming forces Sarah and Allard to confront the unthinkable. In their grief, they find themselves on separate journeys that test the enduring bonds of their relationship and time’s unremitting power to heal. Poignant and transformative, The World as We Know It is subtle and heartrending—a love story of friendship, nature, and the surprising twists that can alter our destinies forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451606348
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Joseph Monninger has published several award-winning YA novels and three books of nonfiction, including the memoir Home Waters, and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. He lives and teaches in New Hampshire, where he also runs a dog sled team.

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The World As We Know It 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Katie_Nolan More than 1 year ago
I picked this book because the reviews were good. It is divided into three parts. Part one almost lost me. The writing was beautiful but the relationship between the two main characters seemed almost too perfect. If I had put down the book and not finished I would have missed out on something great. Part two pulls you back in and Part three is simply stunning. The book was very well written. The descriptions of the scenery made you feel close to the land. The way the author described the emotions in the last two parts of the book took me by surprise. I did FEEL what they felt. It did not come across as forced or fake. I would highly recommend this book.
grumpydan More than 1 year ago
This book is the story of brothers Ed and Allard and the girl they save from drowning one winter day in New Hampshire. It is the tale of their friendship and the love that Al and Sarah (the girl) have for one another. It follows them as they raise pigeons in their barn, start filming them and become documentary filmmakers. It also shows the development of the true love that Sara and Al feel for one another. And then one day a tragic event occurs that chances everything. This is an inspirational novel of love and friendship in the same vein as Nicholas Sparks. It will leave you teary-eyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wonderful reading- couldn't put it down
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Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from Monninger. I couldn't put it down!
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*She grins insanely, then she falls over.* Gah. Hi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book just really amazed me! I could not put it down, I cried, laughed, and felt basically every type of emotion there is while reading this fantastic book. '' The World As We Know It'' was the best book that I have ever read! This is a book that I would recommend to anyone interested in it. Anyway, in the book there are three main characters consisting of Allard, Ed (Edward), and Sarah. The entire story is told from Allard's point of view. In the beginning they all meet by Ed and Allard save Sarah's life and her dog Natasha's life. They were skating when they broke through. Ever since Allard and Sarah have always liked each other. Then many years later after Allard and Sarah being together, Allard proposes to Sarah in the exact place wher they first met( at the time they were still in college). Shortly later as a bachelor's party thing Ed decides to take Allard on camping trip. As they were heading back (down a different trail) Ed had gotten his legs stuck between two boulders. Allard tried hard to save him, but Ed had died. Sarah and Allard didn't get married until two years later after being seperated because Allard left her then when they came back for Thanksgiving Allard proffessed his love for Sarah. Shortly later they got married. Six years later they have a kid named Sam Ed. This book just took my breath away, anyone should read when they have a chance to.
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