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The real Michael Swann
Written in English
Julia is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call abruptly goes dead. Then the news rolls in: a bomb has gone off at Penn Station, where Michael was waiting for a train home. A frantic Julia races to look for Michael. Weaving between the aftermath of the explosion and Julia"s memories of her life with Michael, new developments raise troubling questions. Did Michael survive the explosion? Why hasn"t he contacted her? What was he doing when their last call was cut off? Was he - or is he still - the man she fell in love with?
|LC Classifications||PS3618.E22535 R43 2018|
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|Number of Pages||416|
Was he--or is he still--the man she fell in love with? Of course, in both narratives, the nature of the incident is explored as well, as readers will have many questions about what happened and why. Her certainty in his innocence slightly wavers as her recollections of her husband's behavior throughout their courtship and marriage are tested by recent memories of his drastically altered behavior and opinions. The investigation into the bombing moves at a rapid pace and the stunning announcemnt that Michael is Homeland Security's chief suspect in the bombing sends shock waves through Julia's family and their neighbors. Her eyes reddened as she looked away.
Like most thrillers, The Real Michael Swann is an adrenaline rush. Thanks to the extensive media coverage, she has a general idea of his whereabouts and she recklessly tries to reach him before Homeland Security captures him. Part family drama, part tragic love story, and part disaster narrative that hits terrifyingly close to home, The Real Michael Swann is a deftly plotted suspense novel with an unflinching portrait of a marriage at its heart, challenging us to confront the unthinkable--both in our country and in our own homes. Were the sources credible?
Just as he showed with his debut, Finding Jake, Bryan Reardon also understands the unique power and bond of family units. Maybe it would help. Julia leaned back and watched the children. Rather than focusing on the words on the page, I found myself racing through to find out what happened to Michael. Julia Swann. On the day it happened, she sat on her back porch with two neighbors, Evelyn and Tara.
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She has to remember the man she married. And she wanted to give her a chance to let it out. She had short dark hair and wore coordinating Athleta running clothes. They knew full well how charged this The real Michael Swann book could be, especially with Tara. Of course, in both narratives, the nature of the incident The real Michael Swann book explored as well, as readers will have many questions about what happened and why.
Without using car chases or overt violence, Reardon keeps the suspense high. Most of the neighborhood knew that she and her family probably would have to move if her husband couldn't find a new job.
No one even seems to care that so many people are losing their jobs. Rather than feeling like intrusions into this tense modern-day scenario, these glimpses of domestic life serve to deepen the characterization of our main players and could easily succeed as a literary novella all on their own.
Could Michael's desperation have driven him to such an uncharacteristic act of domestic terrorism? I don't get it. Why are the police being so helpful? Was it easy to see where the author got his or her information? Why hasn't he contacted her?
Julia Swann is not overly concerned about the fact that her husband Michael's train from New York's Penn Station has been delayed. And I saw the ring on her finger, silver and simple. She wore a white tank top and capri pants, although it took me months to remember that was what they were called.
That is until she sits down to watch television with her sons. What similarities do these stories share? It's gripping, smart, and to-the-minute timely, with two memorable and powerfully sympathetic central characters. Were there points where you thought he shared too much? Then the news rolls in: A bomb has gone off at Penn Station, where Michael was waiting for a train home.
Why or why not? Yet as she tries to find him, her calls go unanswered.Apr 05, · Michael himself is an enigma in the present, and it’s the past that shapes him for us, as Reardon has made very specific choices in this book when it comes to the real Michael Swann.
You’ll understand what drove him, his every action before the book lets you in on the truth. May 28, · Buy the Paperback Book The Real Michael Swann: A Novel by Bryan Reardon at tjarrodbonta.com, Canada's largest bookstore.
The real Michael Swann book shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. “The Real Michael Swann is a riveting read, pertinent and relevant to the times we now live in, with characters that keep the reader emotionally involved right up until its almost shocking ending.
A highly recommended and insightful work of fiction.” — Lisa Ballantyne, author of Everything She ForgotAuthor: Bryan Reardon.If you’re ready to start pdf book club, here’s 40 of the best pdf club questions, for fiction and nonfiction alike.
You’ll also find printable book club questions at the end of this post to bring to your meeting! How did I create this list of book club discussion questions?Author: Teresa Preston.May 28, · Part family drama, part tragic love story, THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN is a deftly plotted suspense novel with an unflinching portrait of a marriage at its heart, challenging us to confront the unthinkable both in our country and in our own homes.Get ebook from a ebook The real Michael Swann: a novel.
[Bryan Reardon] -- "On a typical late summer day, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call abruptly goes dead. Then the news rolls in: A bomb has gone off at Penn Station, where Michael was.