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Coaltown Jesus

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Coaltown Jesus
Written by Ron Koertge
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763662288
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Coaltown Jesus

author: Ron Koertge

Walker shouldn’t have been so surprised to find Jesus standing in the middle of his bedroom. After all, he’d prayed for whoever was up there to help him, and to help his mom, who hadn’t stopped crying since Noah died two months ago. But since when have prayers actually been answered? And since when has Jesus been so . . . irreverent? But as astounding as Jesus’ sudden appearance is, it’s going to take more than divine intervention for Walker to come to terms with his brother’s sudden death. Why would God take seventeen-year-old Noah when half of the residents in his mom’s nursing home were waiting to die? And why would he send Jesus to Coaltown, Illinois, to pick up the pieces? In a spare and often humorous text, renowned poet Ron Koertge tackles some of life’s biggest questions — and humanizes the divine savior in a way that highlights the divinity in all of us.

When Jesus shows up in Walker’s life, healing triumphs over heartbreak in Koertge’s finest and funniest novel yet.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763662283 /  9780763662288
on sale date:
10/2013
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
128 / 5 1/4" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Social Themes; Religious; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Ron Koertge is the author of many award-winning novels, including Shakespeare Bats Cleanup; Strays; Deadville; Margaux with an X; The Brimstone Journals; and The Arizona Kid. A two-time winner of the PEN Literary Award for Children’s Literature, Ron Koertge lives in South Pasadena, California.
 
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