Item description for Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery by Charles Martin...
Overview When paradmedics are called to scene of a burning car, they find a six-year-old boy in the nearby ditch. His mother is dead, no one knows who he is, and he isn't talking. Wearing only cut-off jeans and clutching a sketch pad, he's malnourished, small for his age, and covered in scars showing years of physical abuse.
When Seth--a small town journalist raised by foster parents--steps onto the courthouse steps after a week-long stint in jail for trespassing, he is immediately met by his editor and assigned to write about this young boy. Growing up fatherless himself, Seth is drawn to the story and seeks to uncover the child's past. But by digging into the boy's past, Seth is digging back into his own long-buried emotions. Who am I?
As he works to discover the boy's identity, he also finds the answer to the question that got him thrown in jail in the first place--the story of his own history and the father who gave up everything to get him back.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595540563 ISBN13 9781595540560 UPC 020049130421
Availability 0 units.
More About Charles Martin
Martin is associate professor at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York.
Charles Martin lived in the state of New York. Charles Martin was born in 1884 and died in 1934.
Reviews - What do customers think about Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery?
Really enjoyed this book Oct 8, 2008
Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery
This is the second book I've read by this author, and I'll be checking out more! I really enjoy his character development, and the mystery kept you on your toes a bit as well - you knew "who," but "how" kept you reading for more.
good read Oct 6, 2008
story line was good, kept me interested but at times it was just a tad bit too technical with the medical information. I was a little confused by the ending - it could have been written better. Overall, I enjoyed the book though.
awe inspiring Sep 30, 2008
Charles Martin writes with a grandeur that's unparalleled. His characters are well-developed, his writing style easily read, the stories are unforgettable. Buy his books! You will not regret it.
chasing fireflies Sep 17, 2008
I loved this book and have now read all of charles martins' books so far. They are deep and soul searching, they make you think and make you "see" the written words....
Beautiful Story of Redemption, Love Sep 17, 2008
What a wonderful book. I've now read three of Martin's books and love each one more than the one before. His tales are crafted in such a way that you feel the characters' pain, joy, hope and sorrow. Chasing Fireflies is a love story on so many levels. But is also a story of greed, mistrust, misplaced trust, sorrow and happiness. It's one of those books that gives you a warm feeling; a feeling of hope for the hopeless and love for the unloved. I believe this one was even better than When Crickets Cry--and I really liked that one! Charles Martin is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.