Call Me when You Land

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Permanent Press, 2011 - Fiction - 237 pages
25 Reviews
On the brink of her fortieth birthday, Katie Olmstead is in no mood to celebrate. Still tending bar to support a stalled art career, she continues to struggle with her temperamental teenage son, C.J., who wants less to do with her every day. When Katie gets word that C.J.'s estranged father has died and willed C.J. his Harley-Davidson, this drives C.J. and Katie even further apart. This beautifully written family drama, offers an astutely observed portrait of a broken family striving toward repair. Schiavone extracts humor, compassion and courage, and offers insight into the deeply human determination to survive.

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Writing should be timeless. - LibraryThing
Character development is minimal. - LibraryThing
The writing is nice. - LibraryThing
The writing is very direct. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sheryl Sorrentino - Goodreads

I selected this book because it was published by a first- time author whose literary agent is someone I had queried in the past (and who rejected all three of my novels). So I was curious to see what ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jerry - Goodreads

Remarkable - does everything a great novel should. Anxiously awaiting the next. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Michael Schiavone, an award winning, widely published short story writer, lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with his wife, son, and their three dogs. This is his first novel.

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