One Summer

One Summer

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When Jack Canfield is told he has a terminal illness and that he has weeks to live, his first concern is for his beloved wife Lizzie, and children: baby Jack, twelve-year-old would-be actor Cory and rebellious teenager Mikki. On Christmas Eve, when Lizzie comes home, Jack is devastated to see his neighbour, Bill Miller, kiss Lizzie on their driveway. Jack confronts her, she tries to explain he's got it all wrong, and distraught, she leaves the house into an ice storm - and a fatal collision with a truck.

Overwhelmed with grief, and with his illness worsening, Jack is taken into a hospital. The children move to the West Coast to live with various members of the family. But then a miracle happens. Jack begins to recover, and day by day he starts to heal. Confounding the doctors, Jack leaves the hospital without any evidence of the illness.

Unexpectedly the family inherits a beautiful old villa with a lighthouse on the beach in South Carolina. It was the house where Lizzie grew up and Jack feels an inexplicable closeness to her while he's there. Although his mother-in-law, Bonnie, has other ideas for their future, Jack knows that this is the chance he has to re-build his relationship with his kids. And as he struggles to reconnect with the children, he also has the chance to find love again, perhaps even with Lizzie's help.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 122 x 132mm | 68g
  • Bolinda/Macmillan audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1509803831
  • 9781509803835

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'One Summer is a beautifully written story about family, redemption and hope. Baldacci demonstrates why, regardless of genre, he's one of the world's foremost storytellers.' -- Richard Paul Evans, bestselling author of The Walk and The Christmas Box
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About David Baldacci

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 27 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published three novels for children. David and his family live in Virginia. Ron McLarty began his career in theatre during the early 1970s. Although he enjoyed a successful career as an actor, he didn't have much luck finding a publisher for his novel The Memory of Running, until Stephen King happened upon an audiobook version (narrated by McLarty himself), and praised it as 'the best book you can't read'. This led to the book's publication, and its rapid rise to bestseller status. McLarty is an accomplished narrator - besides Running, he has provided the narration for a number of audiobooks, including Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Decision Points by George W. Bush. Orlagh Cassidy began her career at age 14 working at The Shakespeare Theatre at The Folger in Washington DC. She has performed on Broadway many times, including a lead role in Noel Cowards's Present Laughter with Frank Langella as well as covering Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis in the production of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage. She is the award-winning voice of many audiobooks as well as television and radio commercials.
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