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The Resource The Returned

The Returned

Label
The Returned
Title
The Returned
Statement of responsibility
Jason Mott
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Returned transforms a brilliant premise into an extraordinary and beautifully realized novel. My spine is still shivering from the memory of this haunting story. Wow." -Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Monster of FlorenceThe sensational New York Times bestselling novel about an impossible miracle and a family given a second chance at life...Harold and Lucille Hargrave's eight-year-old son, Jacob, died tragically in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him.... Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, still eight years old.All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why, whether it's a miracle or a sign of the end. But as chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality.With spare, elegant prose and searing emotional depth, award-winning poet Jason Mott explores timeless questions of faith and morality, love and responsibility. A spellbinding and stunning debut, The Returned is an unforgettable story that marks the arrival of an important new voice in contemporary fiction
Summary
Around the world, people are coming back from the dead and trying to reunite with their loved ones. In a tiny Southern town, Harold and Lucille Hargrave are astonished to have their son Jacob come back to them fifty years after he died. A global government agency at first works to reunite “The Returned” with their families, then later confines them as more and more people come back from the dead. A beautifully written exploration of love and family, community and responsibility, and a perfect book group selection. -- Vicki Nesting for LibraryReads
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Writing style
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
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Cataloging source
BT
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Returned
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3d9391e0-e62a-404c-89e0-c1ebd91c735d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460330081
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Returned
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3d9391e0-e62a-404c-89e0-c1ebd91c735d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460330081
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Effie and Wilton Hebert Public LibraryBorrow it
      2025 Merriman St., Port Neches, TX, 77651, US
      29.981813 -93.955245
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