The Resource Chasing fireflies : a novel of discovery, Charles Martin

Chasing fireflies : a novel of discovery, Charles Martin

Label
Chasing fireflies : a novel of discovery
Title
Chasing fireflies
Title remainder
a novel of discovery
Statement of responsibility
Charles Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When paramedics are called to the scene of a burning car, they find a six-year-old boy in the nearby ditch. His mother is dead, no one knows who he is, and he isn't talking. Wearing only cut-off jeans and clutching a sketch pad, he's malnourished, small for his age, and covered in scars showing years of physical abuse. When Chase-a small town journalist raised by foster parents-steps onto the courthouse steps after a week-long stint in jail for trespassing, he is immediately met by his editor and assigned to write about this young boy. Growing up fatherless himself, Chase is drawn to the story and seeks to uncover the child's past. But by digging into the boy's past, Chase is digging back into his own long-buried emotions
Summary
A woman on a suicide run kicks her abused son out of the car. The little boy, apparently mute, is an artistic prodigy who excels at chess
Theme
Award
  • Christy Award for Contemporary (Stand Alone) Category, 2008.
  • Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
167547
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Charles
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Fatherless families
  • Abused children
Target audience
adult
Label
Chasing fireflies : a novel of discovery, Charles Martin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781595540560
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007007486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85162233
  • ocm85162233
  • OCoLC
Label
Chasing fireflies : a novel of discovery, Charles Martin
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781595540560
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007007486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85162233
  • ocm85162233
  • OCoLC

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