Finding Jake

Finding Jake

Book - 2015
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"A heart-wrenching but redemptive story of psychological suspense told from the point of view of the father of a boy who is unaccounted for during a school shooting, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia and Defending Jacob"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062339485
0062339486
9780062339515
0062339516
Branch Call Number: FICTION REARDON
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 24 cm

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natcin7
Jun 20, 2018

August 25 2015
If you are a parent or a grandparent, you must read this book. This is a cautionary tale told by a stay-at-home Dad who questions almost every day his choice to be at home with his kids. He is not sure of his role and doubts his parenting skills. Then one day his family is turned upside down by a school shooting. Is his son involved? Did he ignore signs of trouble? Is he culpable as a too indulgent parent? These are just some of the issues explored in this realistic story that is lately in our news too often. Mr.Reardon writes with passion and truth about one father's search for validation in the aftermath of an unthinkable tragic event. And he challenges us to ask: "Do you really know your child?" NC

CMLReads_Kristin Sep 06, 2016

Worth a read as a counterpoint to We Need to Talk about Kevin. An interesting take on the media's ability to take control of the narrative in instances of mass violence.

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pktab
Jun 16, 2016

This was a fascinating story! It had so much in it. It starts with a school shooting and that sucks you in right away. It's about a stay-at-home dad. He faces many obstacles, those real and imagined. He's a wonderful father doing his best to raise his kids in the best way possible.
Great read!

logo Jan 18, 2016

A gripping psychological novel that sticks with you.

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karpomarx
Dec 15, 2015

Relevant book for our times, if not uncomfortable to read at times for it's honesty and introspection as a parent. Quick read. You will not want to put it down. Highly recommend.

NicoleAgar Oct 19, 2015

AMAZING! What would you do if you heard there was a shooting at your childrens school, but they couldn't find your son.....then they tell you he was involved?
I was hooked from the start!

karcoldelharvic5 Apr 18, 2015

Really trends with todays happenings

dossiere Apr 16, 2015

SUPERB NOVEL

multcolib_karene Mar 22, 2015

A wrenching story - is our child capable of a horrendous act? Is it our fault? Have we lost both our child and everything else that is important to us? A very powerful book.

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