When Chase Walker returns home, there's a lot waiting for him in the sleepy little town he rests his head in. A little boy, not more than six years old, has been found by the train tracks on the other side of the town. The mysteries start to stack up: Who is the boy? Where did he come from? Most importantly...why won't he talk? But the artwork the boy produces shows Chase more than words ever could, and he starts to see himself in the little lost soul. After all, Chase himself was abandoned, and as he searches deeper into the mysterious boy's past, he begins to learn more about himself and his origins.
Chasing Fireflies is a heartwarming tale about a man's bond with a small boy, and what that boy's past can tell him about himself. It's an excellent read appropriate for young adult and older audiences, and there's a little something in it for everyone.
Charles Martin grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. He describes himself as having "somewhat of a Huck Finn childhood". He attended Georgia Tech, and after a brief and unsuccessful stint as an accounting major, he found himself in the English department. The rest was history. He lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Christy, and their son, Charlie. He takes much of the inspiration for his novels from Georgia, where he went to school, and Jacksonville, where he grew up. His books have been highly lauded by critics, and he's won several literary awards.
“Never settle for less than the truth,” she told him. But when you don’t even know your real name, the truth gets a little complicated. It can nestle so close to home it’s hard to see. It can even flourish inside a lie. And as Chase Walker discovered, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive—and as magical—as chasing fireflies on a summer night. A haunting audio about fishing, baseball, home cooking, and other matters of life and death.
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