Last Bus to Coffeeville

J. Paul Henderson

Literary Fiction · Great for: Any reluctant readers who need a careering, emotion-filled story to grip them

About this book

When the moment for Gene to take Nancy to her desired death in Coffeeville arrives, she is unexpectedly admitted to the secure unit of a nursing home and he has to call upon his two remaining friends to help break her out: one his godson, a disgraced weatherman in the throes of a midlife crisis, and the other an ex-army marksman officially dead for 40 years. On a tour bus once stolen from Paul McCartney, and joined by a young orphan boy searching for lost family, the band of misfits career towards Mississippi through a landscape of euthanasia, religion and war.

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What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

A good dollop of black humour and a big helping of heartbreak make this an emotional whirlwind of a novel, great for drawing in reluctant readers.