Strange but true
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING BLYTHE DANNER, AMY RYAN AND GREG KINNEAR
After a mysterious fall from his New York City apartment, Philip Chase has moved back home with his mother, Charlene, a bitter woman who has never fully accepted the death of her younger son, Ronnie, five years earlier. Numb from watching too much television, rereading a tragic biography, and trading snipes with his mother, Philip is in stasis.
But everything changes late one windy February night when Ronnie's high school girlfriend shows up on their doorstep. A sad young woman who still bears the scars of the accident that took Ronnie's life on the night of their prom, Melissa has unexpectedly found hope. She is nine months pregnant. And the father, she claims, is Ronnie.
So begins this startling tale, which moves from one breathless surprise to another as Philip and his mother confront not only Melissa's past but their own. Their desperate search for answers takes them on a poignant and emotional journey, ultimately placing them in the path of murder and revenge.
At once a moving story of redemption and a heart-stopping work of suspense, Strange but True confirms John Searles's place among the most gifted voices of his generation. Beautifully written and charged with a sublime wit, the novel brings to vibrant life a cast of characters that no reader will forget.
Level 6.3, 19 Points
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|Grouping Author||searles john|
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|Last Indexed||2019-06-17 23:38:28PM|
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"Sinister and complex.... You'll race right through it."—New York Times
The nationally bestselling novel of a family destroyed by grief and a mysterious pregnancy that will reveal secrets long buried—soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, and Blythe Danner.
After a mysterious fall from his New York City apartment, Philip Chase has moved back home with his mother, Charlene, a bitter woman who has never fully accepted the death of her younger son, Ronnie, five years earlier. Surrounded by memories of the family he no longer has, and trying to forget the reasons he left New York, Philip is in stasis.
But everything changes late one windy February night when Ronnie's high school girlfriend shows up on their doorstep. A sad young woman who still bears the scars of the accident that took Ronnie's life, Melissa is nine months pregnant. The father, she claims, is Ronnie.
Now Philip and his mother must confront not only Melissa's past but also their own: the secrets each has buried and the lies each has told. But not everyone wants the past exposed.... At once a moving story of redemption and a heart-stopping work of suspense, Strange but True "will hold you transfixed" (Salon.com).
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000228122|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Morrow,|c2004.|308 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:7ddc52a9-cb38-49b0-a5d8-90f2e983cfea|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2011||
|subject_facet||Murder -- Fiction, Suspense fiction|
|title_display||Strange but true|
|title_full||Strange but True, Strange but true / John Searles|
|title_short||Strange but true|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Literature, Murder, Suspense fiction|