Richard Flanagan - Author - Wanting - Flanagan
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A Little Wanting Song
A summer of friendship, romance, and songs in major chords. . . .
CHARLIE DUSKIN loves music, and she knows she's good at it. But she only sings when she's alone, on the moonlit porch or in the back room at Old Gus's Secondhand Record and CD Store. Charlie's mom and grandmother have both died, and this summer she's visiting her grandpa in the country, surrounded by ghosts and grieving family, and serving burgers to the local kids at the milk bar. She's got her iPod, her guitar, and all her recording equipment, but she wants more: A friend. A dad who notices her. The chance to show Dave Robbie that she's not entirely unspectacular.
ROSE BUTLER lives next door to Charlie's grandfather and spends her days watching cars pass on the freeway and hanging out with her troublemaker boyfriend. She loves Luke but can't wait to leave their small country town. And she's figured out a way: she's won a scholarship to a science school in the city, and now she has to convince her parents to let her go. This is where Charlie comes in. Charlie, who lives in the city, and whom Rose has ignored for years. Charlie, who just might be Rose's ticket out.
Told in alternating voices and filled with music, friendship, and romance, Charlie and Rose's "little wanting song" is about the kind of longing that begins as a heavy ache but ultimately makes us feel hopeful and wonderfully alive.
From the Hardcover edition.
Wanting It All
He's the one man I can never have, but the only one I crave... Saxon Gray has reason to hate me. He spent five years in prison after saving me from a brutal violation at the hands of a rival motorcycle club - and he paid for that rescue with his freedom. I've never been able to settle the debt I owe him...until now. The menace of that old rivalry is flaring up again, and as president of the Hellfire Riders, Saxon is the one man who can keep me safe. But I want more than his protection. I want his heart.
Wanting A Family
Picking up her entire life and moving to a new country was scary, but the unknown of what she would find in America was even more terrifying. Lin had heard of other girls who had agreed to similar arrangements that didn't end so well for them. She prayed that things would be different for her. If she hoped to help her family back home overcome poverty, she didn't have much choice. However, when she meets Jason her fears are quickly put to rest. Jason had a rough past that left him believing true love no longer existed. So when he agreed to an arrangement with Lin, he thought it would simply be a business deal. When she moves in he is confused to find feelings arising that he hadn't felt for a very long time. Will she be able to convince him that true love is alive and well?
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