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The Resource Wonder Valley

Wonder Valley

Label
Wonder Valley
Title
Wonder Valley
Statement of responsibility
Ivy Pochoda
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner: 2018 Strand Critics Award for Best NovelLos Angeles Times Best Fiction Pick NPR Best Book of 2017Refinery29 Best Book of 2017 ”Wonder Valley is destined to be a classic L.A. novel. From desert scrub to cold blue sea, it carries an eloquent yet hard-edge take on the contradictions of a place so difficult to define. It’s impossible to put down.” — Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author”An LA thriller that refuses to let readers look away.” — Los Angeles Times”A mesmerizing California novel ... the ending is magnificently unexpected, almost ingenious, and the surprise factor sneaks up on you. Its subtle brilliance is just that—subtle” — Entertainment Weekly ”A vision of Southern California that is at once panoramic and intimate . . . This novel paints an unforgettable portrait of people who long, above all, for community and connection.” — Edan Lepucki, author of California ”Wonder Valley seethes with the vivid, searching idea of Southern California. But as the intersecting journeys of hippie acolytes, restless hoods, lost boys and all manner of runaways converge, Pochoda enacts an aching dream of home that will possess and haunt you.” — Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek When a teenager runs away from his father’s mysterious commune, he sets in motion a domino effect that connects a cast of six characters who narrate Wonder Valley.There’s Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to L.A. in search of his mother. There’s Owen and James, teenage twins who live in a desert commune where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There’s Britt, who shows up at the commune harbouring a dark secret. There’s Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer. And there’s Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent impulses. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way, one that could only happen in this dangerous, enchanting city
Summary
A runner who dodges through traffic at the peak of the morning rush hour in Los Angeles inadvertently changes the lives of a handful of locals, from a former juvie inmate looking for his mother, to teen twins who escape their father's desert commune, to a bored lawyer who is inspired to pursue fulfillment
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10600621
Cataloging source
BT
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Pochoda, Ivy
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Wonder Valley
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_527845
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781999683351
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wonder Valley
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_527845
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781999683351
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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