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Eighteen-year-old John receives a peculiar gift from his elderly grandpa: a timeworn box filled with items from the past. John soon discovers what they all mean when he travels back to 1941 and suddenly finds himself the same age as his grandpa. They play baseball together, enjoy a double date, yet endure hardships and the imminent threat of war. As the items in the box be ...more
Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published November 16th 2016
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Linnea Tanner
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Readers Literary Fiction Coming of Age
The Tattered Box by Paul Schumacher is a memorable coming of age story of John, a young man coming to grips that his own father left him when he was a young boy. However, his elderly grandfather Bill leaves him a tattered box full of items evoking memories of his past. After John is hit by a baseball and knocked unconscious, he mysteriously time travels to 1941 when he again meets his grandfather as a young man the same age as him. It is as if the past, present, and future join into one time. Al ...more
Manoj
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I went into this book with tempered expectations as this was the authors first book. I was pleasantly surprised with his ability to bring out the details so the readers saw what the characters did.

The story is about a teenage boy, John, who lives with his grandfather. His grandfather loves to tell stories about his life which John is sure had major exaggerations. Then a freak accident allows John to witness the stories himself, which gives him a completely new perspective.

The author does a nic
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Jacqui
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Tattered Box is a standalone novel about memories and family, and falls into the general fiction category.

John is a typical teenager in that he has heard all of his grandfather Bill’s stories before, and gets irritated when he brings them up time and time again. One day Bill brings out a box of old objects, treasures to him but a bore to John. A little later John goes to play in a baseball game and gets clocked in the head by a ball. When he wakes up he is in 1941 and has assumed the body of
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Paul Schumacher was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He currently lives in Colorado with his amazing wife, three wonderful kids, and two lazy cats. He works by day as an engineer and fits in writing whenever he can. The Tattered Box is his first novel.
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