Bill Warrington's Last Chance

Bill Warrington's Last Chance

A Novel

Book - 2010
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A magnificent debut about a man's odyssey toward family redemption- with his granddaughter along for the ride

Bill Warrington realizes he has Alzheimer's and his lucid days are numbered. Determined to repair a lifetime of damage to his estranged adult children, Bill takes off with his fifteen-year-old granddaughter April on a cross-country drive, bound for San Francisco, where she dreams of becoming a rock star. As the unlikely pair heads west, Bill leaves clues intended to force his three children-including April's frantic mother-to overcome their mutual distrust and long-held grievances to work together to find them.

In this dazzling road trip novel, James King masterfully explores themes of aging, sibling rivalry, family dysfunction, and coming of age, against a backdrop of the American heartland. Unflinching, funny, and poignant, Bill Warrington's Last Chance speaks to that universal longing for familial reconciliation, love, and forgiveness.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010
ISBN: 9780670021611
Branch Call Number: KING
Characteristics: 294 p.


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Aug 07, 2012

Good summer read. I would especially recommend this for teenagers and seniors.

Oct 04, 2010

By the time I got to the end of this beautiful book, every member of this normal dysfuctional family was a good friend I was rooting for, even though I had seen them when they weren't at their very best. Funny, sad, suspenseful, touching, and so real.

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