LIZ MOORE Heft

ISBN 13: 9780099558729

Heft

3.96 avg rating
( 13,933 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099558729: Heft

[This is the MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]

[Read by Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka]

A heartwarming novel about larger-than-life characters and second chances.

Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel's mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur's. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene's unexpected phone call to Arthur --a plea for help that jostles them into action. Through Arthur and Kel's own quirky and lovable voices, Heft tells the winning story of two improbable heroes whose sudden connection transforms both their lives. Like Elizabeth McCracken's The Giant's House, Heft is a novel about love and family found in the most unexpected places.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

LIZ MOORE is a writer and musician. Her debut novel, The Words of Every Song, was published in 2007, and she recently released her album Backyards. She is a professor at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, where she lives.

Review:

''A suspenseful, restorative novel from one of our fine young voices.'' --Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author

''In Heft, Liz Moore creates a cast of vulnerable, lonely misfits that will break your heart and then make it soar. What a terrific novel!'' --Ann Hood, bestselling author of The Red Thread

''This is the real deal, Liz Moore is the real deal--she's written a novel that will stick with you long after you've finished it.'' --Russell Banks, Pulitzer Prize finalist

''Heft is a work that radiantly combines compassion and a clear-eyed vision. This is a novel of rare originality and sophistication.'' --Mary Gordon, New York Times bestselling author

''Only a hardhearted reader will remain immune to Kel's troubled charm.'' --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

''The last line of Liz Moore's novel is still rounding through my head weeks after I finished it, and I think it will be for a long time. Heft is a gorgeous book that will completely break your heart and then stitch it back together . . . This is one of those rare books that manages to be deeply and genuinely moving without ever sinking into sappiness, and I will be recommending it far and wide, particularly to book groups. There is nothing I love more than spreading the word about a beautiful novel, and I look forward to doing so with Heft.'' --Publishers Weekly

''Moore's lovely novel is about overcoming shame and loneliness and learning to connect. It is life-affirming but never sappy.'' --Library Journal

''Endearing.'' --Booklist (starred review)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Liz Moore
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising sporting career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel s mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur s. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene s unexpected phone call to Arthur - a plea for help - that jostles them into action. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099558729

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Liz Moore
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising sporting career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel s mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur s. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene s unexpected phone call to Arthur - a plea for help - that jostles them into action. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099558729

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

LIZ MOORE
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800995587290000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Moore, Liz
Published by Windmill Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Windmill Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000826511

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Moore, Liz
Published by Windmill Books
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Windmill Books. Book Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising sporting career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel's mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur's. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 134 x 23. Weight in Grams: 254. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099558729

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Moore, Liz
Published by Windmill Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Windmill Books, 2013. Book Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising sporting career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel's mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur's. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 134 x 23. Weight in Grams: 254. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099558729

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Liz Moore
Published by Random House 2013-03-28, London (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House 2013-03-28, London, 2013. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099558729

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Liz Moore
Published by Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New Paperback Quantity Available: 8
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Heft, Liz Moore, Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising sporting career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel's mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur's. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene's unexpected phone call to Arthur - a plea for help - that jostles them into action. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099558729

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Liz Moore
Published by Windmill Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Windmill Books, 2013. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780099558729

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.57
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

LIZ MOORE
ISBN 10: 0099558726 ISBN 13: 9780099558729
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099558726. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099558726

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book