Isaac's Gun

Isaac s Gun Summoned to the office of her late grandfather s attorney Megan Holcomb is presented with a stack of journals and a mysterious locked briefcase She is informed that her grandparents gave explicit ins

  • Title: Isaac's Gun
  • Author: Dan Strawn
  • ISBN: 9781927134566
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • Summoned to the office of her late grandfather s attorney, Megan Holcomb is presented with a stack of journals and a mysterious locked briefcase She is informed that her grandparents gave explicit instructions that the briefcase not be opened until Megan had read though the journals in their entirety The initial journal entry opens in San Diego, California in 1943, whereSummoned to the office of her late grandfather s attorney, Megan Holcomb is presented with a stack of journals and a mysterious locked briefcase She is informed that her grandparents gave explicit instructions that the briefcase not be opened until Megan had read though the journals in their entirety The initial journal entry opens in San Diego, California in 1943, where Ensign Martin Holcomb finds himself in a Naval hospital struggling with physical wounds and mental demons At the hospital, Martin meets Navy WAVE, Sherrill O Toole, who takes him home to her parents ranch He ultimately falls in love with both her and her remarkable family, especially her grandfather, who uses his own war memories to help Martin deal with his mental trauma Murders near the O Toole hacienda come to play an important role in the story s conclusion Only, when Megan finishes the journal does she understand the significance of the locked briefcase.

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    1. Isaac’s gun is a story (dated 2006) wrapping around a second story (dated 1943), which wraps around a third story (dated 1877.) This creates a unique structure, a telescope that allows you to refocus your attention between past and present, and see how the lives of the characters, and our lives as well, are touched by earlier lives, across the boundaries of time, culture, and circumstance. The author, Dan Strawn, writes the outermost story in third-person narrative, and the inner story in firs [...]

    2. Isaac’s Gun is the story of four generations of the Holcombe family. It opens in 1943 with Martin Holcombe in a naval hospital, dealing with the severe physical and mental trauma of injuries he received during World War 11.In the first journal entry, and for the time of Martin’s hospital stay, an overhead fan is mentioned. It is noisy and wobbles where it is fixed on the ceiling. Strawn uses this as a metaphor to describe Martin’s pain, and to explore the (sometimes drug induced) demons he [...]

    3. Tag along on a journey that spans lifetimes. This compelling family saga tells the story of overcoming life's difficulties and reminds us all that family is priceless. With a twist of murder and mayhem, Strawn draws the reader in to battles fought, hearts won, and troubles found. Find yourself laughing and crying along with the characters and wishing you had just one more hour to read before bed.

    4. Isaac's gun is the story of four generations. I am so in love with these books! This is the second book in the series and I can not believe how much this book will touch your heart and soul. I was so happy when Isaac and Otter met. Martin and Sherries story was a beautiful and powerful story. I can't recommend these enough. These stories will touch you and give you a very different prospective on life!

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