Raft of Stars
  • Author : Andrew J. Graff
  • Release Date : 23 March 2021
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780063031920
Ratings: 4
From 5 Voters
Get This Book

Download Raft of Stars eBook in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Book Description: “A rousing adventure yarn full of danger and heart and humor.” —Richard Russo An instant classic for fans of Jane Smiley and Kitchens of the Great Midwest: when two hardscrabble young boys think they’ve committed a crime, they flee into the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Will the adults trying to find and protect them reach them before it’s too late? It’s the summer of 1994 in Claypot, Wisconsin, and the lives of ten-year-old Fischer “Fish” Branson and Dale “Bread” Breadwin are shaped by the two fathers they don’t talk about. One night, tired of seeing his best friend bruised and terrorized by his no-good dad, Fish takes action. A gunshot rings out and the two boys flee the scene, believing themselves murderers. They head for the woods, where they find their way onto a raft, but the natural terrors of Ironsforge gorge threaten to overwhelm them. Four adults track them into the forest, each one on a journey of his or her own. Fish’s mother Miranda, a wise woman full of fierce faith; his granddad, Teddy, who knows the woods like the back of his hand; Tiffany, a purple-haired gas station attendant and poet looking for connection; and Sheriff Cal, who’s having doubts about a life in law enforcement. The adults track the boys toward the novel’s heart-pounding climax on the edge of the gorge and a conclusion that beautifully makes manifest the grace these characters find in the wilderness and one another. This timeless story of loss, hope, and adventure runs like the river itself amid the vividly rendered landscape of the Upper Midwest.

Raft of Stars

Raft of Stars

Author : Andrew J. Graff
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

“A rousing adventure yarn full of danger and heart and humor.” —Richard Russo An instant classic for fans of Jane Smiley and Kitchens of the Great Midwest: when two hardscrabble young boys think they’ve committed a crime, they flee into the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Will the adults trying to ...

Raft of Stars

Raft of Stars

Author : Andrew J. Graff
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

The further you run the closer you get to the truth... An instant classic for fans of Where the Crawdads Sing and We Begin at the End! ’One of the finest debut novels to emerge so far in 2021’ Sunday Post...

Raft

Raft

Author : Stephen Baxter
Publisher : Gateway
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

Stephen Baxter's highly acclaimed first novel and the beginning of his stunning Xeelee Sequence. A spaceship from Earth accidentally crossed through a hole in space-time to a universe where the force of gravity is one billion times as strong as the gravity we know. Somehow the crew survived, aided by ...

Raft People

Raft People

Author : M.L. Katz
Publisher : Permuted Press+ORM
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

As the world is consumed by massive floods, one Texas family chooses to build their own survival raft in this climate disaster novel. Before the Big Flood, Liz Green worried more about getting in trouble at school than global climate change. She lives on the Texas Coastal Plain with her ...

The Raft

The Raft

Author : S. A. Bodeen
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Get Book

Robie is an experienced traveler. She's taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo ...

The Stone Raft

The Stone Raft

Author : José Saramago
Publisher : HMH
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

A “marvelously amusing” political fable in which part of the European continent breaks off and drifts away on its own (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A Nobel Prize winner who has been called “the García Márquez of Portugal” (New Statesman) chronicles world events on a human scale in this ...

Junk Raft

Junk Raft

Author : Marcus Eriksen
Publisher : Beacon Press
Genre : Nature
Get Book

An exciting account of a scientist’s expedition across the Pacific on a home-made “junk raft” in order to learn more about plastic marine pollution A scientist, activist, and inveterate adventurer, Eriksen and his co-navigator, Joel Paschal, construct a “junk raft” made of plastic trash and set themselves adrift from ...

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Author : Michael Dorris
Publisher : Macmillan
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

Moving backward in time, Dorris's critically acclaimed debut novel is a lyrical saga of three generations of Native American women beset by hardship and torn by angry secrets....

George Raft

George Raft

Author : Everett Aaker
Publisher : McFarland
Genre : Performing Arts
Get Book

In the early 1930s, George Raft, an actor and dancer from New York City's Hell's Kitchen, gained a name for himself playing stylish and charismatic gangsters in films like 1932's original Scarface. Raft's own real-life connection to the New York mob added frightening authenticity to his portrayals, and his star ...

A Raft on the River

A Raft on the River

Author : Stuart W. Mirsky
Publisher : Lulu.com
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

At the outbreak of World War II, thirteen-year old Miriam Feuer and her family found themselves at the mercy of the invading Red Army in Polish Galicia. But things would only get worse with the coming of the Nazis in 1941. Escaping the Nazi-built ghetto in her hometown of Kolomyia after ...

A Long Trek Home

A Long Trek Home

Author : Erin McKittrick
Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from A Long Treak Home * Compelling adventure with an environmental focus * An informative natural and cultural history of one of our last wild coastlines * Author is a pioneer in "packrafting," an emerging trend in backcountry travel In June 2007, Erin McKittrick and her husband, ...

Unbroken

Unbroken

Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried ...

Raft Baby

Raft Baby

Author : Bonnie Dunlop
Publisher : Thistledown Press
Genre : Uncategorized
Get Book

A sprawling historical novel set in the Peace River country in the early 1900's, a period and a place that tested the mettle of all who came there. The novel is complex and layered, with multiple narrators, and interwoven stories. Its main story, though, is the mystical tale of a ...

The Raft

The Raft

Author : Jim LaMarche
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Get Book

Reluctuant Nicky spends a wonderful summer with Grandma who introduces him to the joy of rafting down the river near her home and watching the animals along the banks....

Pretending the Bed is a Raft

Pretending the Bed is a Raft

Author : Nanci Kincaid
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

Set in the present-day South, eight short stories by the award-winning author of Crossing Blood feature women locked in doomed but desired romances, including the tale of a young woman who watches as her mother cheats on her husband. Reprint....