Luke Hartwell, author of the award-winning novel Atom Heart John Beloved, returns with a second look at its characters with Nathan narrating. Readers of the first book will find some situations familiar, but Nathan is not John, and his story is his own. Hartwell's unexpected plot twists will surprise and delight, all the while remaining true to his fundamental theme: love as a state of grace More
Hartwell's Nathan's Story is a powerful follow-up to his Atom Heart John Beloved. While this is a stand-alone work, reading Atom Heart first is recommended. However, if you're thinking this is going to be the same story told from another character's POV, think again! The introduction of an attractive new character, Harper, adds a new dimension to the narrative. Hartwell intertwines the story of Nathan and Harper with the story of Nathan and John while avoiding a rehash of old information. Like the first book, Nathan's Story makes readers think, covers some controversial ground, can produce tears, and will also bring plenty of smiles.