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Only Child

(2018)
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Only Child triumphs. Zach, at only 6 years old, understands more about the human heart than the broken adults around him. His hope and optimism as he sets out to execute his plan will have every reader cheering him on, and believing in happy endings even in the face of such tragedy. . . . Navin manages to make Zach’s voice heartbreakingly believable.”—Ann Hood, TheWashington Post

“Perfect for fans of Room… a heartbreaking but important novel.” —Real Simple 

 
Readers of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty will also like this tenderhearted debut about healing and family, narrated by an unforgettable six-year-old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts and the quietest voices speak the loudest.
 
Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach's mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter's parents, holding them responsible for their son's actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Congrats to Rhiannon Navin--this is an outstanding debut." - Harlan Coben


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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Only Child (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
ISBN: 1-4328-5096-2 / 978-1-4328-5096-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Only Child
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
ISBN: 1-5098-5558-0 / 978-1-5098-5558-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Only Child: A novel
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
ISBN: 1-5247-3335-0 / 978-1-5247-3335-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Only Child
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
ISBN: 0-525-43497-6 / 978-0-525-43497-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only Child
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
ISBN: 1-5098-5560-2 / 978-1-5098-5560-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only Child
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
ISBN: 1-5098-5559-9 / 978-1-5098-5559-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Only Child
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
ISBN: 1-5098-8818-7 / 978-1-5098-8818-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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April 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Only Child
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
ISBN: 1-5098-8819-5 / 978-1-5098-8819-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Only Child
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Only Child
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Only Child
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Only Child: A Novel
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Only Child: A Novel
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Only Child: A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2018
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
Publisher: Mantle
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February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Only Child: A novel
Author(s): Rhiannon Navin
Publisher: Vintage
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