Spooner

Spooner

Book - 2009/09/24
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Baker & Taylor
Losing his father shortly after birth, Warren Spooner endures a troubled childhood and even more troubled young adulthood that is marked by his dishonorably discharged stepfather, whose inexhaustible patience is tested by the difficult Warren.

Blackwell North Amer
Warren Spooner was born on the first of December 1956, in Milledgeville, Georgia, after a prolonged labor in a makeshift delivery room in a doctor's office. His dad died shortly afterward, long before Spooner could have even a memory of his face. Eventually, his father was replaced by Calmer Ottosson, a once-brilliant young naval officer recently court-martialed out of the service. This is the story of the lifelong tie between the two men, poles apart. It is the story of Spooner's troubled childhood, troubled adolescence, and violent and troubled adulthood and of Ottosson's inexhaustible patience - his lifelong struggle to salvage his stepson, a man he would never understand.

Hachette Book Group
Warren Spooner was born after a prolonged delivery in a makeshift delivery room in a doctor's office in Milledgeville, Georgia, on the first Saturday of December, 1956. His father died shortly afterward, long before Spooner had even a memory of his face, and was replaced eventually by a once-brilliant young naval officer, Calmer Ottosson, recently court-martialed out of service. This is the story of the lifelong tie between the two men, poles apart, of Spooner's troubled childhood, troubled adolescence, violent and troubled adulthood and Calmer Ottosson's inexhaustible patience, undertaking a life-long struggle to salvage his step-son, a man he will never understand.

Baker
& Taylor

Losing his father shortly after birth, Warren Spooner endures a troubled childhood and even more troubled young adulthood that is marked by his dishonorably discharged stepfather, whose inexhaustible patience is tested by the difficult Warren. By the National Book Award-winning author of Paris Trout.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009/09/24
ISBN: 9780446540728
0446540722
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEXTER
Characteristics: 469 p

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empbee
Jul 19, 2013

Well written, great character description of father and son; lot of humanity in them.

JCLMELODYK Jun 20, 2013

Spooner, where would you be without Calmer? Dexter is hilarious in this autobiographical story. If we could each be someone's Calmer we will not have lived in vain. Great story about the love of a stepfather for his stepson

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Mrs_White
Aug 08, 2010

Smart sense of humor! Highly recommended.

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