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Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone
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Long Way Gone

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Cooper O'Connor was a long way from home-both geographically and from the damage he caused. Now that he's back, is healing possible?

At the age of eighteen, singer/songwriter Cooper O'Connor thumbed his nose at his dad, stole most everything he held dear, and made his way to Nashville ... where he promptly lost everything. After five difficult years, he fell in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. As their friendship grows and he realizes his love for her, he's framed for a crime, shot, and left to die in a house on fire. Miraculously, he survives but the damage is severe: he can no longer sing or play music.

He quietly returns home to the mountains of Colorado, hoping to answer the questions that plague him. With forgiveness and reconciliation a distant dream, Cooper searches for a way to use his gifts for others-always hoping that somewhere along the way redemption will come within reach.



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Cooper O'Connor was a long way from home-both geographically and from the damage he caused. Now that he's back, is healing possible?

At the age of eighteen, singer/songwriter Cooper O'Connor thumbed his nose at his dad, stole most everything he held dear, and made his way to Nashville ... where he promptly lost everything. After five difficult years, he fell in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. As their friendship grows and he realizes his love for her, he's framed for a crime, shot, and left to die in a house on fire. Miraculously, he survives but the damage is severe: he can no longer sing or play music.

He quietly returns home to the mountains of Colorado, hoping to answer the questions that plague him. With forgiveness and reconciliation a distant dream, Cooper searches for a way to use his gifts for others-always hoping that somewhere along the way redemption will come within reach.


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Meet the Author

Charles Martin

Charles Martin's novels have been acclaimed by reviewers and readers alike and have been finalists for multiple awards. He lives a stone's trhow from the St John's River in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and their three boys.

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5 stars By Iola, Feb 25 2017
Long Way Gone is a retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son, set in high-country Colorado and among the ups and downs of the Nashville music industry. It's written in first person from the point of view of Cooper O'Connor, an evangelist's son with a gift for music. 

The writing is outstanding, the plot is excellent, the structure close to perfect.

I was fascinated by the musical information-the Ryman theatre, the Nashville Notation System, the whole music vibe. Anyone who watches Nashville or who has ever visited (or wants to visit) the home of country music will appreciate that side of it (and will be able to relate to the characters). I was impressed with the way so much research and setting was dropped in without it ever getting in the way of the central story.

It's a story about a man (who loves a woman-yes, there is a romance element), and his love for music. It's a story of a man who makes mistakes in his pursuit of happiness. And it's a story about how sometimes those mistakes can be made right again, and sometimes they can't.

Recommended for music fans, romance fans, or anyone who appreciates good writing.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 449183
  • Product Code 9780718084714
  • ISBN 0718084713
  • EAN 9780718084714
  • Pages 320
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Feb 2017
  • Sales Rank #48921
  • Dimensions 241 x 165 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.494kg

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