The House of Tomorrow (Compact Disc)

By Peter Bognanni, Lloyd James (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781400115808

Publication Date: March 4, 2010

Summer '11 Reading Group List

“The House of Tomorrow sparkles with great dialogue between its two main characters, Sebastian, a home schooled science nerd, and Jared, a heart transplant recipient and punk rock devotee. Their respective guardians, the strong-willed Nana and the worried and overworked Janice, have to struggle with the realities of living a full life. When their worlds collide, it's a matter of how one chooses to live -- and we go willingly along for the ride in this debut novel that perfectly captures teen angst, spirit, and heart.”
— Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
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March 2010 Indie Next List

“^the House of Tomorrow^ sparkles with great dialogue between its two main characters Sebastian, a home schooled science nerd, and Jared, a heart transplant recipient and punk rock devotee. Their respective guardians, the strong-willed Nana and the worried and overworked Janice, have to struggle with the realities of living a full life. When their worlds collide, it's a matter of how one chooses to live -- and we go willingly along for the ride in this debut novel perfectly captures teen angst, spirit, and heart.”
— Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
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Description

Sebastian Prendergast lives in a geodesic dome with his eccentric grandmother, who homeschooled him in the teachings of futurist philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller. But when his grandmother has a stroke, Sebastian is forced to leave the dome and make his own way in town. Jared Whitcomb is a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart-transplant recipient who befriends Sebastian and begins to teach him about all the things he has been missing, including grape soda, girls, and Sid Vicious. They form a punk band called The Rash, and it's clear that the upcoming Methodist Church talent show has never seen the likes of them. With storytelling that is fresh and vivid, The House of Tomorrow is destined to become an instant classic.


About the Author

Peter Bognanni, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is a 2008 Pushcart Prize nominee, and his short story "The Body Eternal" was chosen by Stephen King as one of the 100 Most Distinguished Stories of 2006.

Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.


Praise For The House of Tomorrow

"Lloyd James provides the tongue-in-cheek playfulness this story requires and portrays compassion when necessary." ---AudioFile

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