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Tony Earley

Eight years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in a tender and wise story of young love on the brink of World War Two. Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in Bucky's absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity. When Bucky returns to Aliceville a fallen hero, Jim finds himself adrift in a once-familiar town where everything, including Chrissie, seems to be changing. With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a modern classic, Tony Earley has fashioned a nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time-making it feel even more real than our own day. This is a moving story of discovery, loss, and growing up, showing again that Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire). From the Compact Disc edition.

Eight years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in a tender and wise story of young love on the brink of World War Two. Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in Bucky's absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity. When Bucky returns to Aliceville a fallen hero, Jim finds himself adrift in a once-familiar town where everything, including Chrissie, seems to be changing. With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a modern classic, Tony Earley has fashioned a nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time-making it feel even more real than our own day. This is a moving story of discovery, loss, and growing up, showing again that Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire). From the Compact Disc edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Eight years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in a tender and wise story of young love on the brink of World War Two. Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in Bucky's absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity. When Bucky returns to Aliceville a fallen hero, Jim finds himself adrift in a once-familiar town where everything, including Chrissie, seems to be changing. With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a modern classic, Tony Earley has fashioned a nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time-making it feel even more real than our own day. This is a moving story of discovery, loss, and growing up, showing again that Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire). From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

6h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:29


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:35


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:42


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:26