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Alchemy by [Wood, Mike]
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"What starts as a hunt for a missing father later reveals itselfas clever novel about young love and the maturation of emotion. In the summerof 1984, Al's dad has been missing for 5 years. A scientist interested inalchemy, he one day just disappeared. But Al tells us and his young girlfriendCammie that he believes he has been receiving codes that will lead them to hisfather. As the search progresses, he learns some hidden truths from hisparents' past and present relationship. The result is an engaging novel thataddresses many feelings young readers will relate to (jealousy, longing, sexualcuriosity) in a constantly moving adventure. And while the narrator'sdenouement offers a more cynical slant than perhaps is preferable, it's notenough to overshadow the charm of this touching rumination on the nature ofchance and fate." - Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Alchemy is “author” Mike Wood’s first novel. His previous publications include a series of humor/dating pieces for the Connecticut Post, where he was a featured free-lance writer for their popular “Get Out” column. His work has also appeared in the web-based ‘zines, “CT Independent News” and “Scientific Dinosaur.” Alchemy is the result of a somewhat serendipitous meeting with best-selling author AJ Jacobs, whose continued praise and encouragement inspired Mike to head to the basement and start pursuing his secret dream of being a writer. Presently, Mike is happily living out his real dreams in Connecticut as a middle school teacher, faithful husband, and dedicated father.

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  • File Size: 1331 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Booksurge (January 12, 2010)
  • Publication Date: January 12, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0038M2HC6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,252 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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