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The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko / Scott Stambach.

Stambach, Scott, (author.).

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Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Sta (Text to phone) 33160137395391 Adult Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library F/STAMBACH (Text to phone) 34029136895942 Adult Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC STAMBACH (Text to phone) 34014137493897 Adult Fiction Available -
Derby Public Library FIC STA (Text to phone) 34047136932556 Adult Fiction Available -
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Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe FIC STAMBACH,S (Text to phone) 34026136962052 Adult Fiction Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven YA STAMBACH (Text to phone) 31953138222958 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Janet Carlson Calvert Library - Franklin F STA (Text to phone) 33345000272195 Adult Fiction Checked out 08/28/2018
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Sta (Text to phone) 33620131468668 Adult Fiction Available -
Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury FIC STA (Text to phone) 33630131512290 Adult Fiction Available -
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"The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko is comic and staggeringly tragic, often both in a single sentence ... A grittier, Eastern European, more grown-up The Fault in Our Stars."--Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child. Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid prism of his mind. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan, which is why he turns everything into a game, manipulating people and events around him for his own amusement. That is until a new resident named Polina arrives at the hospital. At first, Ivan resents Polina. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. She is exquisite. But soon, he cannot help being drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. Before, he survived by being utterly detached from things and people. Now, Ivan wants something more: Ivan wants Polina to live. "Ivan Isaenko is a beautiful, heartbreaking, and hilarious novel whose closest literary relative might be One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ... will appeal to any reader with a beating heart - a true gem." --Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs "-- Provided by publisher.
"Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born severely deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid prism of his mind. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan. That is until the seventeen-year-old Polina arrives at the hospital. At first, Ivan resents Polina. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. But eventually, he is drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. And now Ivan wants something, whereas before he survived by being utterly detached from things and people: Ivan wants Polina to live. Hilarious and full of heart, The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko is a story about finding hope within the most desperate of circumstances, and it is one that readers won't soon forget"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Teenage boys > Fiction.
Teenagers with disabilities > Fiction.
Critically ill children > Fiction.
Children > Hospitals > Fiction.
Belarus > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Teenagers with disabilities > Fiction.
Critically ill children > Fiction.
Children > Hospitals > Fiction.
Belarus > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Humorous fiction.
Romance fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Fiction.
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