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Where Things Come Back

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book
In the remarkable, bizarre, and heart-wrenching summer before Cullen Witter's senior year of high school, everything he thinks he understands about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town vanishes. His cousin overdoses; his town becomes absurdly obsessed with the alleged reappearance of an extinct woodpecker; and most troubling of all, his sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother, Gabriel, suddenly and inexplicably disappears.

As Cullen navigates a summer of finding and losing love, holding his fragile family together, and muddling his way into adulthood, a young, disillusioned missionary in Africa searches for meaning wherever he can find it. Through masterful plotting, these two stories are brought face-to-face in a surprising and harrowing climax that is tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, and above all, hope.

Genre: Young Adult Romance    Get it on Google Play

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July 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Where Things Come Back (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): John Corey Whaley
ISBN: 0-606-26353-5 / 978-0-606-26353-5 (USA edition)
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May 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where Things Come Back
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ISBN: 1-4424-1333-6 / 978-1-4424-1333-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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July 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Where Things Come Back
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ISBN: 1-5486-0300-7 / 978-1-5486-0300-7
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Where Things Come Back
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ISBN: 1-4711-2533-5 / 978-1-4711-2533-1 (UK edition)
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Where Things Come Back
Author(s): John Corey Whaley
ISBN: 1-4424-1334-4 / 978-1-4424-1334-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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October 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Where Things Come Back
Author(s): John Corey Whaley
ISBN: 1-5318-8606-X / 978-1-5318-8606-6
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Where Things Come Back
Author(s): John Corey Whaley
ISBN: 1-4805-6393-5 / 978-1-4805-6393-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Where Things Come Back
Author(s): John Corey Whaley
ISBN: 1-4805-6455-9 / 978-1-4805-6455-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Title: Where Things Come Back
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Title: Where Things Come Back
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October 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Where Things Come Back
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March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Where Things Come Back
Author(s): John Corey Whaley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Where Things Come Back
Author(s): John Corey Whaley
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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