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Ashes Hardcover – 21 February 2017

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  • Publisher : Story Plant (21 February 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1611882427
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1611882421
  • Dimensions : 15.88 x 2.49 x 23.7 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

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"Ashes is a wonderfully character-driven, page-turning tale of two estranged brothers on a personal quest across the country. Their spontaneous road trip is a bumpy one, full of twists and turns and peopled with all sorts of colorful characters along the way, but it's also touched with humor--enough to amuse and delight the reader through a heartfelt, life-changing journey of self-discovery. Manchester's devoted fans will find much to love in his new novel, which proves he is an author who knows how to keep readers well-entertained, while touching their hearts deeply and profoundly at the same time."--Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling author of THE COLOR OF HEAVEN

"Ashes uses a poignant cross-country expedition to explore the shared history of an interesting pair of estranged brothers charged with fulfilling their father's bizarre last wish. The pilgrimage twists through childhood memories of comic misdeeds and bruising misunderstandings, detours into sibling squabbles, and bounces over the ruts of problematic marriages and ornery children to arrive at an unexpectedly wonderful destination. I loved it."--Anne Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author of ROCK WITH WINGS

"Steven Manchester has the enviable ability to capture the intricacies of the human heart through words. Ashes is a moving novel of two brothers and their journey back to one another. A must read."--Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE and MISSING PIECES

"When two middle-aged, estranged brothers hit the road with their father's ashes in the back seat of the car, what begins as a grueling test of opposites ends up as a heroic testament to love. Ashes is a story about disappointment, dysfunctional families, and male aging, filled with observations that are both painfully true and terribly funny. Sometimes raw, always engaging, Steven Manchester's novel is a wry and wise journey through the ruins of the American Dream."--William Kent Kruger, New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of ORDINARY GRACE

About the Author

Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers Twelve Months, The Rockin' Chair, Pressed Pennies, and Gooseberry Island as well as the novels Goodnight, Brian and The Changing Season. His work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning, and BET's Nightly News. Recently, three of Manchester's short stories were selected "101 Best" for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He lives with his family in southern Massachusetts.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just read it (because you'll love it!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming ! Timeless! Sure to be a classic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved this the second book I have read of Stevens
Reviewed in the United States on 30 December 2017
Absolutely loved this the second book I have read of Stevens. I feel as if he writes his books about my life....So much I relate to that make the read capture my heart..... I met Steven a short while back at a mutual friend's art opening, Brian Fox who is mentioned in this book along with a painting he did for the book. Not only can he write but he is such a nice person to converse with... I can't wait to read another of his books "Rockin' Chair" which I just ordered here!!! It amazes me how he can write so easily and fluently while I struggle to write this one little paragraph lol.
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