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Monday, Monday

(2014)
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In this gripping, emotionally charged novel, a tragedy in Texas changes the course of three livesOn an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Before it was over, sixteen people had been killed and thirty-two wounded. It was the first mass shooting of civilians on a campus in American history.
Monday, Monday follows three students caught up in the massacre: Shelly, who leaves her math class and walks directly into the path of the bullets, and two cousins, Wyatt and Jack, who heroically rush from their classrooms to help the victims. On this searing day, a relationship begins that will eventually entangle these three young people in a forbidden love affair, an illicit pregnancy, and a vow of secrecy that will span forty years. Reunited decades after the tragedy, they will be forced to confront the event that changed their lives and that has silently and persistently ruled the lives of their children.
With electrifying storytelling and powerful sense of destiny, Elizabeth Crook's Monday, Monday explores the ways in which we sustain ourselves and one another when the unthinkable happens. At its core, it is the story of a woman determined to make peace with herself, with the people she loves, and with a history that will not let her go. A humane treatment of a national tragedy, it marks a generous and thrilling new direction for a gifted American writer.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Monday, Monday: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Crook
ISBN: 0-374-22882-5 / 978-0-374-22882-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Monday, Monday: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Crook
ISBN: 1-250-06922-X / 978-1-250-06922-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Monday, Monday: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Crook
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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