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Little big love / Katy Regan.

By: Regan, Katy [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Berkley, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First edition.Description: 359 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781509898329; 9780451490346; 0451490347.Uniform titles: Little big man Subject(s): Mothers and sons -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Fathers -- Fiction | Mothers and sons -- FictionGenre/Form: Love stories. | Domestic fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Little big love.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: About a Boy meets Parenthood in this smart, big-hearted love story about a family for whom everything changed one night, a decade ago, and the young boy who unites them all. Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth . But no one will tell him the one thing he wants to know most: who his father is and where he went. When Zac's mother, Juliet, inadvertently admits that his dad is the only man she's ever loved, Zac decides he is going to find him and deliver his mom the happily ever after she deserves. But Liam Jones left for a reason, and as Zac searches for clues of his father, Juliet begins to rebuild what shattered on the day that was at once the happiest and most heartbreaking of her life. Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who we are.
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Meet 10-year-old Zac - a boy on a mission - in Katy Regan's new novel Little Big Man . . .You can't see the truth from the outside, that's what I've worked out. Ten-year-old Zac has never met his dad, who allegedly did a runner before he was born. But when his mum lets slip that he's the only man she's ever loved, Zac turns detective and, roping in his best friend, hatches a plan to find his father and give his mum the happy-ever-after she deserves. What he doesn't realize, though, is that sometimes people have good reasons for disappearing . . .Little Big Man is a story about family secrets and fierce, familial love. It's about growing up and being accepted; grief and lies, and the damage they can do. Most of all though, it's about a little boy determined to hunt down the truth; a boy who wants to give the Dad he's never met a second chance to be a father - and his mum a second chance at love.

About a Boy meets Parenthood in this smart, big-hearted love story about a family for whom everything changed one night, a decade ago, and the young boy who unites them all. Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth . But no one will tell him the one thing he wants to know most: who his father is and where he went. When Zac's mother, Juliet, inadvertently admits that his dad is the only man she's ever loved, Zac decides he is going to find him and deliver his mom the happily ever after she deserves. But Liam Jones left for a reason, and as Zac searches for clues of his father, Juliet begins to rebuild what shattered on the day that was at once the happiest and most heartbreaking of her life. Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who we are.

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DEBUT The narrative of this first novel shifts from the perspective of ten-year-old Zac, who likes to cook and collect facts, to that of his single mother, Juliet, and her father, Mick. Juliet and Zac live on Harlequin Estate in the northern English seaside town of Grimsby. Zac's father, Liam, left ten years ago under mysterious circumstances after the tragic death of Juliet's brother. Only Mick, a recovering alcoholic and retired fisherman, knows the truth, but he hides behind grief, guilt, and his opinionated wife. Juliet drowns her sorrow in alcohol and food, and she and Zac have become overweight, resulting in Zac being bullied at school. When the attacks escalate, Juliet is determined to get Zac healthy and happy. In turn, Zac, convinced it will please his mom, embarks on a secret mission with his best friend Teagan to find Liam. But when the truth is revealed, there's no going back, no matter the pain it brings. VERDICT Fans of Jane Green and Susan Wiggs will enjoy British journalist Regan's modern family drama that explores the age-old question of "what if" and the aftermath of one poor decision.-Laura Jones, Argos Community Schools, IN © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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