The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors

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The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors

By Michele Young-Stone; Coleen Marlo (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400117291

Publication Date: May 3, 2010

Description
BECCA On a sunny day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, eight-year-old Becca Burke was struck by lightning. No one believed her not her philandering father or her drunk, love-sick mother not even when her watch kept losing time and a spooky halo of light appeared overhead in photographs. Becca was struck again when she was sixteen. She survived, but over time she would learn that outsmarting lightning was the least of her concerns. BUCKLEY In rural Arkansas, Buckley R. Pitank's world seemed plagued by disaster. Ashamed but protective of his obese mother, fearful of his scathing grandmother, and always running from bullies (including his pseudo-evangelical stepfather), he needed a miracle to set him free. At thirteen years old, Buckley witnessed a lightning strike that would change everything. Now an art student in New York City, Becca Burke is a gifted but tortured painter who strives to recapture the intensity of her lightning-strike memories on canvas. On the night of her first gallery opening, a stranger appears and is captivated by her art. Who is this odd young man with whom she shares a mysterious connection? When Buckley and Becca finally meet, neither is prepared for the charge of emotions or for the perilous event that will bring them even closer to one another and to the families they've been running from for as long as they can remember.


About the Author
Michele Young-Stone is the author of the novels "Above Us Only Sky" and "The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors", which "The Boston Globe" called an exceptionally rich and sure-handed debut. She lives in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband and son.

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has earned numerous Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards and won an Audie Award for her narration of Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga.


Praise For The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors

"The sense of melancholy, tempered by the resilience and heart of the characters, makes this ripe for Oprah or fans of Elizabeth Berg or Anne Tyler." ---Library Journal Starred Review