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  • Title: In the Cherry Tree
  • Author: Dan Pope
  • ISBN: 9780312422363
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback

  • With a wholly original voice, this stunning debut novel captures the overwhelming transformation from childhood to adolescenceAn ordinary suburban Connecticut summer in the seventies is the stage for the miraculous world of Timmy Twelve years old and full of boundless curiosity, Timmy lives an ever expanding life of record collections of which Elton John is king , neighbWith a wholly original voice, this stunning debut novel captures the overwhelming transformation from childhood to adolescenceAn ordinary suburban Connecticut summer in the seventies is the stage for the miraculous world of Timmy Twelve years old and full of boundless curiosity, Timmy lives an ever expanding life of record collections of which Elton John is king , neighborhood bullies of whom Franky DiLorenzo rules , best friends, and the darker, lasting secrets of family Over the course of the summer, Timmy will kill a frog, lose his baseball card collection, alienate a friend, and witness his parents separation An intruder will hide in his treehouse his mother will threaten divorce his father will move out and back in Timmy s childhood will end and his adolescence begin.One of the most remarkable child narrators to come along in recent years, Timmy is the achievement of a stunning new voice in American fiction In the Cherry Tree is an addictively clever and appealing novel of our universal coming of age.
    Dan Pope
    Dan is the author of the novels IN THE CHERRY TREE Picador, 2003 and the forthcoming HOUSEBREAKING Simon Schuster, May 2015 His short stories have appeared in such journals as Iowa Review, Harvard Review, and McSweeneys He is a 2002 graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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    Commentaires:

    Laura
    The women in my book club did not like this book I quit the club (they also didn't like Belovedenough said).Dan Pope is hilarious without trying, telling his story with true enjoyment that spreads to the reader. A natural story teller. This novel brings you back to smells, sounds, tastes and sights of the days of endless summer that most of us experienced as twelve years olds growing up in Northeast during the 1970's. Even if you didn't, you should read this book to capture the essence of twelve [...]

    Melissa
    I won this book through First Reads and I am soooo glad I did! It was a amazing story with just the right amount of everything you would expect from an adolescent boys point of view. I love how Timmy grows throughout the story exploring his individuality and basic human emotions along the way. It's a story that makes you laugh, wrinkle your nose in disgust and pulls on your heart strings with all the realistic struggles the family is forced to endure and overcome. All in all the writing is amaz [...]

    Kirk
    I met Dan with Marshall Boswell in KY in 04. We all had a great drunken time together talking on-the-cusp of forty stuff. Dan later put me in contact with his agent, who went on to do me many a favor as well. Evel Knievel's recent passing made me pluck the book off the shelves and reread, because the "Do you know who I am?" man (for you Jim Rome fans) is a big motif in the book. I loved the referencing of the parents as The Father and The Mother as well. If you were around in 1974, you'll be tra [...]

    PacaLipstick Gramma
    This book was absolutely hilarious! There were some parts that I laughed so hard that my stomach hurt!!!The author wrote from the perspective of 12 year old boy growing up in the 1970s. And from that mindset, it was a fast and easy read. Not that it was all "lite" stuff ~ there were some difficult situations, that as an adult we see them differently ~ but from a pre-teen we saw it through his eyes.I enjoyed the author's style. If was easy flowing, and a fun read.For those who remember the '70s ~ [...]

    Melissa McCauley
    This book brings to life the summer of 1974 in suburban America: the music, the TV shows, the cars, the clothes…. Told from the point of view of a twelve-year-old boy on the cusp of adolescence. It is unflinchingly honest, sometimes gross, sometimes hilarious. (Don’t read if you are offended by farting or masturbating.) Although it is a good read, it doesn’t really have a plot. It just follows Timmy around, and then ends.

    Janis
    2.5 stars. I enjoyed the writing of this book & the characters were likeable. I like to read and support local authors. That being said, IMO this is a book for the male reader. Most things were not tied up to my liking & I thought the ending could've been better.

    Jessica
    My CurledUp review: It seems that modern fiction has always provided plenty of insight into the coming-of-age of the female gender. Recently, however, a surge of stories about the opposite sex are quickly threatening Holden Caulfield’s stranglehold on the genre.The most recent addition to a growing list that includes Green Grass Grace by Philadelphia author Shawn McBride, I’m Not Scared by Italian author Niccolo Ammaniti, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by British autho [...]

    Meredith
    The ghost of Mark Twain told me to read this book. No, not really. But I would like to think so! While visiting the Mark Twain House and Museum gift shop, there was a local author’s table which had this book on it. I had to pick it up not only to support a local author, but because this book is completely based in Hartford, Connecticut. This book really hit home. Literally. Even though based in Hartford, I swear it could have been my own neighborhood which is in the New Haven County of Connect [...]

    Frederick
    This novel, published in 2003, is about a suburban neighborhood in Connecticut. It's set in 1974 and is written in the first person. The narrator is describing the life he led at the age of twelve. While this narrator does not say, "By the way, I'm a grown man now, reflecting on his childhood," I think the reader is supposed to conclude the same thing I concluded: that the narrator is holding on to his childhood self but seeing his childhood with adult eyes. Dan Pope never tells you what he thin [...]

    Kachina
    This book is written like a memoir, that is to say, an adult looking back on adolescence. It does a great job of capturing the 1970s (at least I think so. I wasn't around back then, but the world the author depicts is immersive and believable). I love all the references to music -- I listened to lots of 70s rock when I was young, and loved Elton John, so I can definitely relate. When it comes to awkward, uncomfortable encounters with puberty, it's a book that doesn't pull its punches. In that re [...]

    Leah
    A terrific coming of age story set in the seventies. Timmy grapples with friendships, parents, siblings, and sexuality. As other reviewers have mentioned, there are some fairly graphic masturbatory scenes, but all are quite believable and necessary to the story and character development. This is a book about a twelve year old boy and his friends, after all. But this is also a beautifully written novel about universal themes of friendship, family, and growing up.

    Chris
    The author is very skilled at putting himself into the mind of a preteen boy-vulgarity, sex obsession and all. It's often very funny and can switch to sad instantly. He also does a great job of capturing the essence of the 70's, and the confusion of kids trying to comprehend the confusing works of adults.

    Andreas
    I read this book on flights to and from Europe and as far as easy reading, cramped in a seat for 12 hours, tired with dry eyes goes it's certainly worth while. Reasonably entertaining, with an occasional smile and a few melancholic thoughts about my own growing-up.

    Duane
    Timmy is a twelve year old boy in the 1970s who is experiencing life's changing times. The book doesn't flinch away from all the weird/disgusting things young boys do and experiment with. A great coming of age book.

    Kimberly
    Dan Pope does a great job taking the reader into a 1970's suburb. I thought for a second he was writing about the street I grew up on! I enjoyed the humor that he brought to the story and the characters. Great book to curl up with on a rainy day.

    Elabossiere
    This was a very very good book I really enjoyed reading it kind of a fun summer read. It take you back to the 70's so if you were born in that era you can really understand more and it takes you back.

    Jaime
    This book was absolutely charming, even laced with some of the more disgusting things 12 year old boys tend to do. I found it sort of meandering and exploratory, and when summer ends, it does. Just as it should. It read like a true memoir, despite being fiction.

    Kimberly Atkinson
    I think editing out a few key scenes (entire concepts?) would have made my rating a 3. I'm sure doing raunchy things is part of growing up for most boys, but it just isn't my favorite thing to read about.

    Barbz
    This book was okay. It's a coming of age story for a young boy, so it gave a unique perspective. I wouldn't call it great, but it wasn't bad.

    Theresa
    Strange book. If you have boys it may scare you. It scared me. Are all boys that obsessed with sex?????

    Teresa
    Not worth the time.

    Bobbi Heck
    I really really enjoyed this book a lot. I think part of it was because it was set in "my time". Things seemed much more simple back then.

    Riki Cutlip
    A great book about what it was like to be an adolescent male in 1970s suburban America. This book is often funny as well as disturbing.

    Jimmy
    White kids growing up in CT in the 60's. Good lead character. Moves quickly and does not waste time. Lots of references to days gone by. Really dug this one.

    Marci
    I liked watching a 70's childhood in review. The male perspective was also interesting. Light read for the summer.

    Mel
    An enjoyable read with quite a few laugh-out-loud moments. Saying that however, if you don't want to read about a boy learning to masterbate then this probably isn't for you!

    Zach
    An entertaining an earnest look at suburban adolescence, with the requisite pain, boredom, lust, epiphanies, and tomfoolery. Nice job, The Pope!

    Hannah
    This book was terrible. End of story.

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