Last Bus to Coffeeville

J. Paul Henderson

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

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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.