The borrower / Rebecca Makkai.

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Available copies

  • 1 copy at Kent County Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Chestertown Branch FIC MAKK 33859001454669 Adult Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780670022816 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 324 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. Desperate to save him from Pastor Bob and the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and upsetting family history thrown in their path. But is it just Ian who is running away? Who is the man who seems to be on their tail? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?
Subject: Librarians > Fiction.
Boys > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Makkai, Rebecca. (Author).