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Funny, shocking, downright revolting, and occasionally sad. Sandlin is a compelling storyteller...Skipped Parts is somewhere between The Catcher in the Rye and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

-Los Angeles Times Book Review

Banished to the hinterlands of Wyoming, rebellious Lydia Callahan and her thirteen-year-old son Sam have no choice but to cope. But while Lydia drinks and talks to the moose head on the wall, Sam finds a friend in local girl Maurey Pierce.

One of the wildest, raunchiest, most heartfelt coming-of-age novels of the past thirty years, Skipped Parts puts Tim Sandlin in the upper echelon of contemporary comic novelists.

Dazzling...moving...Sam's carapace is humor...He thinks like Holden Caulfield and has Joseph Heller's take on despair. His Walter Mitty like fantasies are tiny comic gems... In the end you'll find yourself rooting for Sam.

-New York Times Book Review

A lighthearted, amusing, and tender story of preteen wisdom, adult immaturity, and the fine line between...An offbeat, engaging novel.

-Publisher's Weekly

This witty, often touching portrayal of a dirt-street-wise youth's coming-of-age sparkles with intelligence.

-Booklist

Thoughtful, surprising, and delightful entertainment.

-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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In 1963, 13-year-old Sam Callahan and his tart-tongued, divorced, misbehavingmother, Lydia, must cope as best they can after they are banished to the hicktown of GroVont, Wyoming, by Lydia's Southern gentleman father.

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Banished to the early 1960's hinterlands of Wyoming, rebellious Lydia Callahan and her 13-year-old son Sam have no choice but to cope. But while Lydia drinks and talks to the moose head on the wall, Sam finds a friend in local girl Maurey Pierce. One of the wildest, raunchiest, most heartfelt coming-of-age novels of the past 30 years, Skipped Parts puts Tim Sandlin in the upper echelon of contemporary comic novelists. Called somewhere between The Catcher in the Rye and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by the Los Angeles Times, this New York Times Notable Book will capture a new generation of readers with its wit and soul.

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Tina Blacksmith, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Tina Blacksmith)
Skipped Parts is full of laughs and there's a good story in there too! I really enjoyed this one, and look forward to more of Sandlin's works!
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Tina Blacksmith, September 22, 2012 (view all comments by Tina Blacksmith)
I really enjoyed Skipped Parts. I found myself laughing out loud a lot, and I couldn't put it down!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781402241710
Author:
Sandlin, Tim
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Humor : General
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.94x5.70x1.13 in. .98 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Sourcebooks Landmark - English 9781402241710 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1963, 13-year-old Sam Callahan and his tart-tongued, divorced, misbehavingmother, Lydia, must cope as best they can after they are banished to the hicktown of GroVont, Wyoming, by Lydia's Southern gentleman father.
"Synopsis" by , Banished to the early 1960's hinterlands of Wyoming, rebellious Lydia Callahan and her 13-year-old son Sam have no choice but to cope. But while Lydia drinks and talks to the moose head on the wall, Sam finds a friend in local girl Maurey Pierce. One of the wildest, raunchiest, most heartfelt coming-of-age novels of the past 30 years, Skipped Parts puts Tim Sandlin in the upper echelon of contemporary comic novelists. Called somewhere between The Catcher in the Rye and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by the Los Angeles Times, this New York Times Notable Book will capture a new generation of readers with its wit and soul.
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