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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
NPR Best Book of 2017Los Angeles Times Best Fiction PickRefinery29 Best Book of the YearBOLO Books Top Read of 2017"Destined to be a classic L.A. novel."—Michael ConnellyWhen a teen runs away from his father's mysterious commune, he sets in motion a domino effect that will connect six characters desperate for hope and love, set across the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles.From the acclaimed author of Visitation Street, a visionary portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets, from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific, from the 110 to Skid Row.During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls.There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to LA 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 harboring a dark secret. There's Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer who is inspired by the runner. And there's Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way, one that could only happen in this enchanting, dangerous city.Wonder Valley is a swirling mix of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning—a masterpiece by a writer on the rise
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
Theme
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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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Wonder Valley
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f307061f-4ed3-44f5-9b5d-573dec1af568
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062656377
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wonder Valley
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f307061f-4ed3-44f5-9b5d-573dec1af568
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062656377
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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