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Cold Summer

(2017)
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Today, he's a high school dropout with no future.

Tomorrow, he's a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn't had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers-friends-die. Then the next day, he's back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale's name in a historical article-and he's listed as a casualty of the war. Is Kale's death inevitable? Does this mean that, one of these days, when Kale travels to the past, he may not come back?

Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he'll be killed in a time where he doesn't belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"An addictive, emotional, deeply original, and beautifully-written time-travel tale that simultaneously offers up an engrossing plot and complex, real relationships. Just incredible! Read it." - Martina Boone

"A poignant and heartfelt journey." - Wendy Higgins

"Cold Summer is quietly intense, and filled with simple beauty. A story of a girl who has lost her place, a boy lost in time, and the universal pull to find home." - Kristen Simmons


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Used availability for Gwen Cole's Cold Summer

Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cold Summer
Author(s): Gwen Cole
ISBN: 1-5107-0766-2 / 978-1-5107-0766-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cold Summer
Author(s): Gwen Cole
ISBN: 1-5107-2994-1 / 978-1-5107-2994-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sky Pony
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Cold Summer
Author(s): Gwen Cole
Publisher: Sky Pony
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cold Summer
Author(s): Gwen Cole
Publisher: Sky Pony
Availability: Amazon UK