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The reason you're alive : a novel

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After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard--that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear. It may be the only way to find closure in a world increasingly at odds with the one he served to protect. It may also help him to finally recover from his wife's untimely demise. As David confronts his past to salvage his present, a poignant portrait emerges: that of an opinionated and good-hearted American patriot fighting like hell to stay true to his red, white, and blue heart, even as the country he loves rapidly changes in ways he doesn't always like or understand. Hanging in the balance are Granger's distant art-dealing son, Hank; his adoring seven-year-old granddaughter, Ella; and his best friend, Sue, a Vietnamese American who respects David's fearless sincerity. Through the controversial, wrenching, and wildly honest David Granger, Matthew Quick offers a no-nonsense but ultimately hopeful view of America's polarized psyche.

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Avon Free Library FIC QUI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300450101
Checked out
08/14/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bloomfield Public Library FIC Quick (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300111701
Checked out
08/08/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clifton Springs Library Fic Qui (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300327908
Reshelving
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300331348
Reshelving
-
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Lima Public Library FIC QUI (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139000990109
Checked out
08/02/2017
Livonia Public Library FIC QUI (Text)
Hagerty Hall
52140300510196
Available
-
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Lyons Public Library F Qui (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300480604
Checked out
08/10/2017
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Macedon Public Library FIC QUI (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300580405
Checked out
08/03/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Naples Library FIC QUI (Text)
New Fiction
52124300327256
Checked out
08/14/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Palmyra Community Library QUI (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300353958
Checked out
08/07/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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