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ISBN:
0719569281
Author:
O'Dell,Tawni O'Dell
Language:
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Publisher:
John Murray Publishers (November 1, 2010)
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TAWNI O’DELL is the New York Times bestselling author of Sister Mine, Coal Run, and Back Roads, which was an Oprah Book Club selection and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Visit her at ww. awniODell. Библиографические данные.

TAWNI O’DELL is the New York Times bestselling author of Sister Mine, Coal Run, and Back Roads, which was an Oprah Book Club selection and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Fragile Beasts: A Novel.

New York Times bestselling author

New York Times bestselling author. When It Happens to You, a theatrical memoir by New York Times best-selling author Tawni O’Dell (Back Roads, Angels Burning), will play a seven-week limited engagement, October 2 – November 10 off-Broadway at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) in the Loreto Theater.

One of Us. Tawni O'Dell. One day you're that guy who's happy he managed to survive high school and get that almighty piece of paper, and you're thinking you might try to get a job at Redi-Mix concrete where your dad's worked since the beginning of time. And at least you've got a family you can stand even if they are all sisters.

ALSO BY TAWNI O’DELL Sister Mine Coal Run Back Roads For Tirzah and Connor, my fragile beasts .

ALSO BY TAWNI O’DELL Sister Mine Coal Run Back Roads For Tirzah and Connor, my fragile beasts PROLOGUE The Quiet One Villarica, Spain. Most of the stuff I own I have in spite of him: my books, my four-foot-high erector set model of the Eiffel Tower I built when I was eight and never dismantled, my art supplies and sketch pads, all my drawings and paintings in various stages of completeness scattered everywhere, all the cool rocks, bird feathers, dead bugs, dried leaves, bones

With Tawni O'Dell's trademark tenderness, vivid sense of place, and complex characters, Fragile Beasts is a beautifully crafted novel told from two very different points of view: a fourteen-year-old boy's and a d.

With Tawni O'Dell's trademark tenderness, vivid sense of place, and complex characters, Fragile Beasts is a beautifully crafted novel told from two very different points of view: a fourteen-year-old boy's and a d woman's. It's a wonderfully touching novel with two fascinating narrators who will wholly capture readers'hearts. Серия: "-" Growing up in hard-scrabble coal country with a drunk father and a runaway mother hasn't been easy for teen brothers Kyle and Klint.

Tawni O'Dell (born 1964) is an American novelist. Born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. O'Dell was born in the same town as movie actor Jimmy Stewart. The first in her family to attend college, she graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism. She disliked journalism and preferred writing fiction. She lived for many years in the Chicago area before moving back to Pennsylvania, where she now lives with her two children.

Tawni O'Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of Fragile Beasts, Sister Mine, Coal Run, and Back . Tawni's screen adaptation of Back Roads is currently in development to be made into a film with Adrian Lyne set to direct.

Tawni O'Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of Fragile Beasts, Sister Mine, Coal Run, and Back Roads, which was an Oprah's Book Club pick and a Book-o. f-the-Month Club Main Selection. Tawni was born and raised in the coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania, the territory she writes about with such striking authenticity.

I glance behind me once and see this apparition following me. I think it’s a ghost at first: a white billowing thing with white hair streaming out behind it. Then I realize it’s Miss Jack. ing, too. I tear into our backyard, not thinking at all where I’m going or why, just letting my instincts carry me. Klint!. I call out. Where are you?. My eyes dart from the back porch to the sandbox to the swing set to Bill’s porch. Suddenly, I see him and relief rushes through me until I realize what I’m seeing

Fragile Beasts O& Tawni Random House (USA) 9781400146963 : Redemptive and touching, Fragile Beasts is a tender and intelligent novel by the beloved New . Fragile Beasts, O& Tawni. Варианты приобретения. Кол-во: Наличие: Поставка под заказ

Fragile Beasts O& Tawni Random House (USA) 9781400146963 : Redemptive and touching, Fragile Beasts is a tender and intelligent novel by the beloved New York Times bestselling author Tawni. Кол-во: Наличие: Поставка под заказ. Есть в наличии на складе поставщика. Склад Америка: 1 шт. При оформлении заказа до: 6 сен 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: начало октября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

So I was certain that I would love Fragile Beasts. Of all things, Tawni O'Dell is from Indiana, PA, which makes her ok in my book to start with

So I was certain that I would love Fragile Beasts. I hate it when I'm wrong. Of all things, Tawni O'Dell is from Indiana, PA, which makes her ok in my book to start with. Recommended by a friend, I loved this book so much I rushed out to the library for "Back Roads" and "Coal Run"! But back to "Fragile Beasts. Tawni deals with consistent locale (western PA coal mining towns) and themes (adversity, becoming an adult) through all of her books and, into that mix, adds well-drawn characters.

Growing up in hard-scrabble coal country with a drunk father and a runaway mother hasn't been easy for teen brothers Kyle and Klint. And when their dad smashes his truck and dies after a few too many beers, the boys are shocked that their often-absent mother plans to take them back to her new home out West. After all, their mom hasn't cared for Kyle and Klint for years. She still doesn't. Their mom quickly hands the boys over to 75-year-old Candace Jack, a curmudgeon with an acidic tongue who surprises herself in agreeing to take the boys. Living together isn't easy, but the boys discover that Candace has a tragic, passionate past and the three discarded souls help each other to heal. With Tawni O'Dell's trademark tenderness, vivid sense of place, and complex characters, Fragile Beasts is a beautifully crafted novel told from two very different points of view: a fourteen-year-old boy's and a seventy-five-year-old woman's. It's a wonderfully touching novel with two fascinating narrators who will wholly capture readers' hearts.
  • Dagdarad
This may be one of the most bizarre, but beautiful books that I have ever read. My book club picked this book because the setting of the book is near Pittsburgh, PA. We live near Pittsburgh. As I began reading this book I am wondering why the epilogue starts at a bullfight in Spain. What does that have to do with Pittsburgh?

Tawni O'Dell was able to take two different stories, oceans and decades apart, and weave together a book that I could not put down. The book begins when two teenage boys, Kyle and Klint, lose their father in an accident. This leaves them parentless since their selfish mother left them 2 years prior. The mother actually comes to the father's funeral and announces that she is going to take the boys to Arizona with her. The boys do not want this, especially since Klint has such a promising baseball career ahead of him. I remember thinking to myself that is just too bad. She is your mother. O'Dell explains later in the book a terrible secret that Klint carries around with him in regard to his mother.

The description of this book says that both Klint and Miss Jack (the eccentric, wealthy old lady who ends up taking in the boys) both harbor a dark secret. I am not sure what exactly Miss Jack's dark secret was. She was not hiding anything or being affected by anything the way that Klint was. The whole idea of some strange lady who was very wealthy taking in 2 teenage boys was a hard pill for me to swallow. That part of the story was not very believable to me at first. By the end of the story, I could feel the bond that had begun to form between the 3 of them.

One criticism of this book is that there are too many characters. O'Dell keeps introducing people, both with big and little roles. It became tedious trying to keep track of everyone, especially the people in the bullfighting stories. As I stated earlier, this book is supposed to take place in Pittsburgh, PA. However, a large part of it takes place in Spain. Candace Jack (Miss Jack) fell in love with a bullfighter when she was young. Her whole life has been shaped by this love. There are many parts written in Spanish with no translation. Since I don't speak Spanish myself that was very frustrating for me.

O'Dell was able to masterfully tell two stories at once. You would be in Spain, enthralled in a bullfight and the people there. The next chapter you would be back in Pittsburgh. At first the parts about Spain were tedious. I could not figure out how they were to relate to the rest of the story in Pittsburgh. O'Dell was able to connect the dots.

This book is a bizarre and unusual read. I would recommend it, but it is not at the top of my list.
  • Arador
"Fragile Beasts" by Tawni O'Dell

This was a great novel, an enjoyable story. I've read O'Dell's earlier novels and found her to be a great writer, and a good storyteller. Her descriptions of locations and surroundings is outstanding without being too involved and overwhelming. She imparts a great sense of "being there" with the characters, and that's an enjoyable experience. Five-stars and worth every bit of it.

Not sure if "warned" is the right term, but O'Dell can write some of the longest sentences in the history literature! But be assured, you won't really even notice it ...unless you're looking for it, or, like me, just stumble upon it. Like I said above, she's a great writer, and she can write those long, long sentences correctly, perfectly, without you even knowing it. About halfway through the novel, I began to look for them ...and some are exceptional sentences, while being amazingly long. You'll love that, too.

Read this novel, you'll enjoy it. And read her earlier works, too ...well worth the time.

Patrick
  • Stan
'DTawni O'Dell writes very "earthy" and "gritty" fiction. Sometimes it is sad to read about her child protaganists because they are not always
treated well, and often lead "hard scrabble" lives. However, this is reflective of true life where people are not always capable of meeting
children's needs.

However, the author never leaves us feeling the situation is hopeless because as flawed as the characters are, there is enough love to
help the two boys. This love ends up coming from the most unlikely source.

Just because the narrator is a boy, Tawni O'Dell does not write of her character in a patronising way. The author does not talk down to her readers. While we are expected to empathise with the boys, we the readers are also expected to believe they will be able to find their own solutions and we understand they are expected in the end to mourn their childhood losses but get on with the business of making decent lives.
  • Modred
Ok. I watch football, basketball, cycling. Baseball, however, bores me to tears. If I had known about the sport being such a big part of this story, I may have not read it. That being said, I still greatly enjoyed this novel. Ms. O'Dell writes her characters well. I loved the boys, but hated their mother, and I loved Candace Jacks, too. The boys father died early in the story, and readers mostly get to know him through the boys as the story progresses. I liked learning about Ms. Jacks and her strong ties to Spain. I found her views on children and motherhood interesting, as they were much like mine. I did find the baseball game parts boring, and wish they had been edited some. The ending was extremely satisfying and well worth reading through what I considered the boring parts. I shed a few tears and was still thinking about the ending the next day.