Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone

Book - 2016
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"No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home."At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O'Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish. Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado Mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith. When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it's too late to tell her the truth about his past and if he is ready to face it. A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
ISBN: 9780718084714
Branch Call Number: IF MARTIN
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 25 cm


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Jun 30, 2018

This Is one of my favorites. I listened to it on Hoopla and was so impressed with the correlation between this character's life and the prodigal son. It was a great story of a guy who left his true love for unselfish reasons and yet they were reunited. I loved all the song references and felt like i was there listening to 'Daley' sing her way through the classic rock, folk and blues tunes! Listen to it on Hoopla. You'll love it!

Apr 12, 2018

I have liked everything I have read by this writer and especially love this one. Charles Martin's characters are complex and engaging. This one has parallels to the The Prodigal son in a modern context. I think people who are not Christians can thoroughly enjoy it but for those who are it is even more moving. Can't wait for Send Down the Rain on May 8!

Apr 03, 2018

Excellent book! Would highly recommend! I have read other books by this author, and this one too does not disappoint. An excellent book reflecting love, grace and forgiveness. The prodigal son epitomized.

Jul 12, 2017

Great book - beautiful prose and wonderful insight into human nature and tendencies. This book reminds me very much of Lief Enger's Peace like a River. I will highly recommend this book.

May 13, 2017

First time reading Charles Martin and I am completely hooked. He is an excellent writer and you can literally see and feel the images he puts on paper. Long Way Gone can resonate somewhere within all of us for our mistaken paths we have chosen, words we regret never saying and love lost and perhaps found again. While the tale is somewhat sad, it is also filled with a joy within and expected pleasures in life, mother nature and the great wonder of our world.

Jan 26, 2017

Excellent book. Don't skim over the words a Charles Martin has a way of writting feelings.

Oct 09, 2016

Another good book from one of my favorite authors. As always it's filled with wonderful characters and a touching story. Really enjoyed the musical theme and the loving bond between Cooper, his Dad and their friend Big-Big. Because it's a retelling of the prodigal son, it has a stronger Christian feel to it than his previous books. If you are a fan of love, kindness and music, you will enjoy this book.


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