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In this novel set in 1962, Nelson is an unpopular boy who is bullied at his Wisconsin Boy Scout camp, but he plays the bugle and pleases the head of the camp. He makes one friend, Jonathan, who becomes financially successful later in life. However, Nelson never entirely recovers from his experiences fighting in Vietnam. Years pass, and Nelson becomes the camp director, ready to help the son of his old friend. This well-crafted and complex but immensely accessible title proceeds slowly until the thrilling final fourth of the book, when Nelson must find the courage to prevent a tragedy. Readers willing to undertake such a long tome will be rewarded with an insightful and entertaining gem. VERDICT A rich, beautifully wrought work that will resonate with fans of coming-of-age tales.—Karlan Sick, formerly at New York Public Library

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’Gut-punch of a novel...I keep coming back to Nelson, Butler’s great creation. He is a character of such vivid goodness, such moving and precise sorrow, I don’t think I’ll ever forget him. And in the end isn’t that what we ask of a novel, that it be unforgettable?” (New York Times Book Review)

“Butler captures the rites and rhythms of young manhood in intimate, clear-eyed detail, shifting nimbly between multiple perspectives, several generations, and two wars overseas...a potent exploration of friendship, betrayal, and all the markers of masculinity that can’t be measured by badges and trust falls.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“[A] beautiful story of love and courage...Butler’s storytelling is hypnotizing. Yet every time we’re about to get too comfortable, he reminds us of his powerful talent to cause “the feels” when he lays tiny tragedies at our feet.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“A multi-layered, multi-generational mini-epic...Butler delves into a dark, Midwestern, middle-class suburban mentality in the same neighborhood as John Cheever’s Shady Hill and Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Hill Estates.” (USA Today)

“Across three generations and as many wars, this earnest novel explores the ways boys become men and how even flawed men may stand as models for the young... A well-paced, affecting read.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

’Butler achieves a rare triple play here of brilliant characterizations, a riveting story line, and superlatively measured prose, putting him in the front ranks of contemporary American writers of literary fiction.” (Booklist)

“Butler’s latest delves into the meaning of loyalty and friendship, how some rise to life’s challenges while others fail... Fans of Butler’s award-winning Shotgun Lovesongs will welcome this impressive work with an outstanding ensemble cast. Top of the class for Butler on this one.” (Library Journal (starred review))

“Like a great campfire story, The Hearts of Men is epic and hushed in the right places, simultaneously local and universal, and brilliantly, beautifully unspooled. It’s both a love letter to good men of the past and a hopeful cheer for the good men to come.” (J. Ryan Stradal, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest)

“How Nickolas Butler spans the gaps across several generations of sons and fathers (and mothers) is nothing short of a marvel of storytelling…The Hearts of Men is full of pain, joy, longing, redemption, disappointment, and beauty--in short, all the qualities that distinguish the very best novels on our shelves.” (David Abrams, author of Fobbit)

“The Hearts of Men is a winning second novel, by turns wistful and wise, sad and funny, eminently readable, and always atmospheric. Without a doubt, Nickolas Butler is a young writer to watch.” (Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving)

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  • File Size: 1210 KB
  • Print Length: 405 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco; Reprint edition (March 7, 2017)
  • Publication Date: March 7, 2017
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GZRYMAU
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