The Last Boy

The Last Boy

by Robert Lieberman

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Overview

Robert Lieberman, the bestselling author of Baby, as well as six other novels, has been called a "talented storyteller" by Kirkus Reviews. Now, Robert joins Sourcebooks Landmark with his stunning new novel, The Last Boy.

A spiritual thriller, this utterly compelling novel tells the story of Danny Driscoll, a huggable, enchanting five-year-old boy who one day disappears from his nursery school in Ithaca, New York. Molly, his distraught single mother, begins the feverish search for her missing son. She is aided by Lou Tripoli, a divorced, street-wise cop, with whom she begins to fall in love.

As the search stretches on for months, and hope begins to fade, a miracle occurs as little Danny Driscoll comes marching down the streets of his hometown. However, he comes back changed, mature and wise in a way that seems almost impossible for his young age. As Molly and Tripoli search for answers, the townspeople begin to notice a change in Danny, and soon discover that he returns with a message-one that offers a new hope for all of mankind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402252228
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
File size: 799 KB

About the Author

Robert H. Lieberman is a long-time member of the Physics faculty at Cornell University. Initially, he came to Cornell to study to be a veterinarian, but ended up becoming an electrical engineer and doing research in neurophysiology. He has also been a professor of mathematics, engineering and the physical sciences.

In addition to writing novels, he makes movies. He directed and wrote the newly completed feature film Green Lights, and his documentaries have been shown nationally on PBS. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to lecture at the Academy of Performing Arts and Film in Bratislava. Mr. Lieberman lives on a 120-acre farm in Ithaca, New York, on which he compulsively grows fruits and vegetables and raises fish in his five ponds. His Swedish-born wife is a classical ballet dancer and teacher. His two sons live in San Francisco. They neither farm nor make movies, but do make money, one as an entrepreneur and the other as a corporate counsel at least for the moment.

Mr. Lieberman is presently working on a new novel, creating the screenplay for the film adaptation of The Last Boy, as well as learning how to tap dance.

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The Last Boy 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well written, and very entertaining. I found difficulty in putting the book down, and my faith in God grew stronger because of the lessons the book taught me, the most important lesson, is to love one another, and do not take for granted the lessons that can be learned by simply listening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book that I couldn't wait to get to the end, and very sad when I did. A great book that makes you think about evrything!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story starts with heart-stopping anticipation and that "holding your breath" type fear of the 'say it ain't so' fashion'. A roller coaster of emotion.......until, well it gets a bit creepy. The characters are well written, enough to need to know what happens even when you've realized you may not be so vested anymore. The overall idea brings attention to the disconnect of humans and the footprints we leave on the earth. A very noble cause, yet presented in such a way that it's a little irritating. The story that begins by drawing you in to a mothers nightmare and overpowering terror when her child disappears, winds it's way ever so oddly into a glorified public service announcement. Kudos to the author and his ablility to draw out the emotion amd empathy of the reader, but a bit too jumbled to leave the reader with any satisfaction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
And a child will lead them.. Robert Lieberman takes us on a journey into the world of Molly Driscoll and her son Danny. When Danny disappears at age 5 a fascinating adventure ensues. The book is fast paced and compelling both as a mystery and a fable of the hidden secrets of nature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved reading this book, i found it extremely hard to put down. i learned alot from it. although the ending made me happy, i was a little surprised.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this books so much. It keeps you wondering what will happen next. It makes you think! A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inconsistancies, too obvious, didnt like it much.
Carol_RN More than 1 year ago
Storyline was one I wished were true but knew was fiction. Excellent use of grammar made characters believable and easier to picture in your mind. I was sad to see the story end. Excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book from the begining I pay for the full book but from the sample it seems like a pretty good book for middle school reader to learn about a small life in boy
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I enjoyed this book so much. From the heartbreak of loss to the joy and tears of reunion. Great story. Definately makes you take note of our eco-footprints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did finish it, but I skimmed through a lot.
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MagsMC More than 1 year ago
Well written, keeps you thinking long after you are finished.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a page turner with moral core. The story of a child that disappears from daycare and the mother's initial search turns into a book with twists and turns that are utterly unpredictable, especially when the boy walks back into her home and life six months later, changed, utterly transformed. I don't want to give this away, but once you start, you won't be able to stop. Robert H. Lieberman is a scientist at Cornell who is also a novelist and filmmaker and his range as a writer and director is dazzling-- at least I'm a big fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did like the characters and it was strange.