- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Zarahemla Books (January 5, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0978797175
- ISBN-13: 978-0978797171
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,683,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
And then things start going wrong. His dad's diabetes, which he hasn't been taking care of very well, flares up suddenly. His death at the beginning of chapter 2 brings harder times, as the same unambitious attitude that made Harris's father spend time with his kids instead of trying to get ahead leaves them financially strapped. They take in a boarder, with Harris moving into a room with his younger brothers. Harris has to get a job at a local cafe, where he washes dishes and learns how to make pies. A little over a year later, his girlfriend dies of pneumonia. After graduating from high school, Harris serves a mission in Germany -- and then he and Luke are both immediately drafted to serve in Korea, where Luke is killed and Harris becomes, in his own eyes at least, a hardened killer.
Coming home to Provo is hard for him, as he worries that he doesn't fit there anymore. And then a fire while he's at work kills his mother and two younger brothers, leaving him pretty much alone in the world despite the concern of Luke's parents and the bishop and even the owner of the cafe where he works.
So what is it that makes life worth living and belief worth hanging onto when you feel like you've lost everything that was important to you?
That's a one of the Big Tough Questions.Read more ›