Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This is a great literary tour through an unlisted united states. Free shipping on qualifying offers ushered out from his stockton, california home by his emotionally detached. Written by steffan piper, it tells the tale of twelveyearold sebastian ranes, a young boy who finds himself alone on a greyhound bus on a coasttocoast journey across the united states. In this funny and informative episode jason speaks with bestselling author of greyhound, steffan piper. The basic premise of the book is a young kid is put on a bus to travel across. The themes start out similarly with the terrible ok, nonexistent parenting and lack of money. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he. They explore the idea of the artists power spot, and reminisce about the good ol analog days of pre may 12, 1995. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he gets dumped at the greyhound station in. During his time in alaska, the mayor of nome asked him to leave and never return, due to a minor misunderstanding.
Reading steffan pipers greyhound took me back to that memory because of how classic musicians play such a large role in the story. Buy greyhound diary by james inman paperback online at lulu. Sebastien raness single mom and her feckless boyfriend cant be bothered to take care of a stuttering twelveyearold. Tall and lean, the greyhound is the fastest breed of dog. This is a list of every book i have on my kindle and kindle fire. I ask myself if this was actually a twelve year olds school project, published by his proud parents. I received his letter in 19801981 while living with my grandparents in altoona before moving to felixstowe, england. Free texas bossa nova texas montgomery mavericks book 5. His latest book, the fugue state, reunites us with sebastien ranes. Steffan piper when sebastien ranes mother cant be bothered to take care of him, she sends him to his grandmothers across the country on a greyhound bus. Written by steffan piper, audiobook narrated by nick podehl.
Greyhound by steffan piper, 9780982555095, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Penguin editors discussing the finalists and another book called greyhound. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he get. My year of living with joy by susan spencerwendel, bret witter ebook. Author, steffan piper, almost gets you there, and you, the reader believe you are on your way to something like a modernday huckleberryfinn. As the book opens, we find her dropping him off in the stockton, california greyhound bus station to travel across the country, unaccompanied, to live with his grandmother in altoona, pennsylvaniaover 2,500 miles away. Free texas bossa nova texas montgomery mavericks book 5 by cynthia dalba ebook. After living in many places around the world, he currently resides in southern california with.
This is a comingofage journey along the lines of catcher in the rye and huckleberry finn. Greyhound is the story of an 11yearold boy named sebastien ranes who is abandoned by his mother. Steffan piper audio books, best sellers, author bio. Although i think sebastien had so many things happen to him, it would put you off travelling by greyhound bus for life they just added to the story. I received his letter in 19801981more i doubt he did, but there is a possibility he has read it on his own and may have recognized his story somehow. I kept waiting for the story to go somewhere, but was continually let down as sebastien and co stopped, got off the bus, had cups of coffee, went to the toilet, got back on the bus, and talked about nothing ad nauseum, all the while remaining seemingly unaffected by the improbablytragic and. Steffan piper was born in pennsylvania and raised in england and various parts of alaska. Media not set 1, book 44, paper book 44 clouds tag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror. Sebastien raness single mom and her feckless boyfriend cant be bothered to take care of a stuttering 12yearold.
And there is a busbut in this book, its a greyhound. A mother so lousy, that when she meets a man who doesnt like her son, she puts him on a greyhound to go to his grandmother. Greyhound by steffan piper book cover, description, publication history. See all books authored by steffan piper, including greyhound, and fugue state, and more on thriftbooks.
Steffan piper was born in pennsylvania in 1971 and raised in england and alaska. Despite the rumors, steffan remains a bestselling author, screenwriter and poet. Darkness bound the witchs rebels book 2 by sarah piper sold by. I believe this book is marketed as a book for adults, and i understand that, but in a world where many young adult books contain very explicit language and sexual content, a book such as greyhound, by steffan piper, which has some difficult mature content about a 12yearold boy, should not be held back from teens sebastien ranes is a good kid. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Greyhound by steffan piper occasionally a novel exceeds my expectations, and that is the case with greyhound. Occasionally a novel exceeds my expectations, and that is the case with greyhound. Teresa is on tastedive and likes the war of the worlds, modern family, the island, the croods, the book of eli, the handmaids tale, i, tonya. You are going to be immediately infuriated when you start turning the pages, and prepare to stay that way for awhile. I cannot describe accurately how good this book made me feel at the end. The bookspage from a tennessee journal by francine thomas howard, greyhound by steffan piper, a cruel harvest by paul reid, and crossing. Most of his writing is done in the middle of the night. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Most of his writing occurs in the dead of night unlike the bulk of his contemporaries.
Steffan piper i doubt he did, but there is a possibility he has read it on his own and may have recognized his story somehow. Episode 45 interview with bestselling author steffan. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. Greyhound is the story of an 11yearold boy named sebastien ranes. The guernsey literary and potato peel pie society 1156.
He does them so well that i had to check that this was not a dramatized book with numerous narrators. This book is based on a true story and that fact will rock your socks when you read this one. Rent audiobooks by steffan piper page 1 booklender. They discuss practical advice for making a living as an artist or writer, steffans experience channeling author samuel beckett while writing his latest book, waiting for andre. Greyhound earns 55 stars for steffan piper s vision and for the complexity and intricacies of the road to manhood and the utter simplicity of dealing fairly with fellow travelers on the road of life. James touches on a subject that many people have dealt with but few people have written about without sounding like an ad brochure or meaningless moan from lake wobegon. Greyhound puppies for sale greyhound puppies for sale.
I hope it finds a wide audience and gets the recognition it deserves. Steffan piper books list of books by author steffan piper. Buy a cheap copy of greyhound book by steffan piper. Abna 2009 greyhound by steffan piper steffan piper. I love a story based on real life because life truly is stranger than fiction and lets face it you just cant make some of this stuff up. I have never been on a greyhound since, and god willing greyhound, is about an 11 year old boy with a lousy mother. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times.1362 1332 904 1416 495 1003 791 579 1235 5 586 1435 906 937 209 1320 129 624 741 997 1152 1448 1237 1119 712 994 707 1432 591 1422 1305 1526 559 714 1062 1037 206 213 1379 772 29 1497 571 1045 1480 1057