Long Way Gone

by Charles Martin

On Sale: 2016-10-04

Price: $25.99

Book Summary

USA TODAY Bestseller! Cooper O’Connor was a long way from home---both geographically and from the damage he caused. Now that he’s back, is healing possible?

About the Book

USA TODAY bestseller from the author of The Mountain Between Us, now a major motion picture!

“No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home.”

At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.

Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to the remote Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.

When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it himself.

A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.


'Martin (When Crickets Cry) crafts a playful, enticing tale of a modern prodigal son. Told as a memoir, the novel begins in the middle of Cooper O’Connor’s story as he struggles to get his life together on the streets and in the bars of Leadville, Colo. '

“Another stellar novel from Martin. His fabulous gift for characterization is evident on each page. Layers of the story are peeled back to show the spiritual truth underneath the gripping plot. Cooper is an intricate character with an amazing story to tell, and the supporting cast is just as important to provide additional depth and understanding. This novel should be on everyone’s must-purchase list.”

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780718084714
  • ISBN 10: 0718084713
  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2016-10-04
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: $25.99
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2016-10-04
  • Trim Size: 165.000mm x 241.000mm x 27.000mm
  • Weight: 494.000gr
  • Category 1 : FICTION / Coming of Age
  • Category 2 : FICTION / Religious
  • Category 3 : FICTION / Family Life