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The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper
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Feb 11, 2012

it was amazing
Recommended for: EVERYONE!

Joe Goffman thought that he left the past behind, but when an unexpected call from his agent informs him that his father had a stroke, he returns home to a place that he left seventeen years ago. He does not have a warm welcome by the local residents in his small Connecticut hometown, they threaten his life and would not let him forget about the pain that he caused them. Years before, he wrote a bestselling book titled "Bush Falls" which was fiction but it bears resemblance to his friends and family that he grew up with. His brother Brad has always been close to his, while Joe gets overlooked a truth that wounds Joe in more ways than one. In addition Joe bonds with his rebellious nephew Jared much to Brad dismay, who thinks he needs to grow up. On the other hand, everything is not gloomy, Frank his high school friend doesn't give him a hard time, but he is sick and does not know how long he has. In addition, Cindy is a girl that he once loved in high school and when he tries to resurrect the old flame, she shuts him down and wants him to return home. Despite Joe facing slander by his friends and love ones, he is determined to make them proud, even if he does not stand a chance. This was an exceptional novel, full of humor and painful scenes that may make you cry and laugh at the same time!
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Reading Progress

February 11, 2012 – Shelved
February 13, 2012 – Started Reading
February 13, 2012 –
page 142
42.01% "humorous and great character development."
February 14, 2012 –
page 190
56.21% "Book two. this book is so humorous and full of lively characters!"
February 14, 2012 – Finished Reading

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