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The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors - A Novel

Michele Young-Stone

BECCA On a sunny day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, eight-year-old Becca Burke was struck by lightning. No one believed her-not her philandering father or her drunk, love-sick mother-not even when her watch kept losing time and a spooky halo of light appeared overhead in photographs. Becca was struck again when she was sixteen. She survived, but over time she would learn that outsmarting lightning was the least of her concerns. BUCKLEY In rural Arkansas, Buckley R. Pitank's world seemed plagued by disaster. Ashamed but protective of his obese mother, fearful of his scathing grandmother, and always running from bullies (including his pseudo-evangelical stepfather), he needed a miracle to set him free. At thirteen years old, Buckley witnessed a lightning strike that would change everything. Now an art student in New York City, Becca Burke is a gifted but tortured painter who strives to recapture the intensity of her lightning-strike memories on canvas. On the night of her first gallery opening, a stranger appears and is captivated by her art. Who is this odd young man with whom she shares a mysterious connection? When Buckley and Becca finally meet, neither is prepared for the charge of emotions-or for the perilous event that will bring them even closer to one another and to the families they've been running from for as long as they can remember.

BECCA On a sunny day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, eight-year-old Becca Burke was struck by lightning. No one believed her-not her philandering father or her drunk, love-sick mother-not even when her watch kept losing time and a spooky halo of light appeared overhead in photographs. Becca was struck again when she was sixteen. She survived, but over time she would learn that outsmarting lightning was the least of her concerns. BUCKLEY In rural Arkansas, Buckley R. Pitank's world seemed plagued by disaster. Ashamed but protective of his obese mother, fearful of his scathing grandmother, and always running from bullies (including his pseudo-evangelical stepfather), he needed a miracle to set him free. At thirteen years old, Buckley witnessed a lightning strike that would change everything. Now an art student in New York City, Becca Burke is a gifted but tortured painter who strives to recapture the intensity of her lightning-strike memories on canvas. On the night of her first gallery opening, a stranger appears and is captivated by her art. Who is this odd young man with whom she shares a mysterious connection? When Buckley and Becca finally meet, neither is prepared for the charge of emotions-or for the perilous event that will bring them even closer to one another and to the families they've been running from for as long as they can remember.
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BECCA On a sunny day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, eight-year-old Becca Burke was struck by lightning. No one believed her-not her philandering father or her drunk, love-sick mother-not even when her watch kept losing time and a spooky halo of light appeared overhead in photographs. Becca was struck again when she was sixteen. She survived, but over time she would learn that outsmarting lightning was the least of her concerns. BUCKLEY In rural Arkansas, Buckley R. Pitank's world seemed plagued by disaster. Ashamed but protective of his obese mother, fearful of his scathing grandmother, and always running from bullies (including his pseudo-evangelical stepfather), he needed a miracle to set him free. At thirteen years old, Buckley witnessed a lightning strike that would change everything. Now an art student in New York City, Becca Burke is a gifted but tortured painter who strives to recapture the intensity of her lightning-strike memories on canvas. On the night of her first gallery opening, a stranger appears and is captivated by her art. Who is this odd young man with whom she shares a mysterious connection? When Buckley and Becca finally meet, neither is prepared for the charge of emotions-or for the perilous event that will bring them even closer to one another and to the families they've been running from for as long as they can remember.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Coleen Marlo

Length:

10h 9m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

24:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:25