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Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Ed Tarkington
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
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"Love can make people do terrible things." Welcome to Spencerville, Virginia, 1977. Eight-year-old Rocky worships his older brother, Paul. Sixteen and full of rebel cool, Paul spends his days cruising in his Chevy Nova blasting Neil Young, cigarette dangling from his lips, arm slung around his... show more
"Love can make people do terrible things." Welcome to Spencerville, Virginia, 1977. Eight-year-old Rocky worships his older brother, Paul. Sixteen and full of rebel cool, Paul spends his days cruising in his Chevy Nova blasting Neil Young, cigarette dangling from his lips, arm slung around his beautiful, troubled girlfriend. Paul is happy to have his younger brother as his sidekick. Then one day, in an act of vengeance against their father, Paul picks up Rocky from school and nearly abandons him in the woods. Afterward, Paul disappears. Seven years later, Rocky is a teenager himself. He hasn’t forgotten being abandoned by his boyhood hero, but he’s getting over it, with the help of the wealthy neighbors’ daughter, ten years his senior, who has taken him as her lover. Unbeknownst to both of them, their affair will set in motion a course of events that rains catastrophe on both their families. After a mysterious double murder brings terror and suspicion to their small town, Rocky and his family must reckon with the past and find out how much forgiveness their hearts can hold.    
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616203825 (161620382X)
ASIN: 161620382X
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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5.0 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
By: Ed Tarkington ISBN: 9781616203825 Publisher: Algonquin Books Publication Date: 1/5/2016 Narrator: Peter Berkrot ASIN: B0176UGIGQ Publisher: Highbridge Format: Other/Audio My Rating: 5 Stars A special thank you to Algonquin Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. ...
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4 Stars! #OnlyLoveCanBreakYourHeart Available 1/5/16 @AlgonquinBooks @EdTarkington This was kind of slow at first and then really picked up. I felt that I had really established a relationship with the characters and was really getting to know them after a short while. The story was really nothi...
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