The Runner by Cynthia Voigt


The Runner by Cynthia Voigt

The fourth book in Cynthia Voigt's acclaimed Tillerman Series, where 1960s Vietnam beckons Bullet Tillerman. Bullet Tillerman is a loner, with little interest in anyone or anything except running. But this is the 1960s, and with racial war at home and the Vietman War abroad, Bullet's beliefs have to change. A sad, beautiful story about war, racism and tragedy, building on characters already loved and admired from the first book in the Tillerman series, Homecoming.


Cynthia Voigt writes with great power. Junior Bookshelf The Tillerman series... is a tour de force The Guardian

About the Author

Cynthia Voigt
Cynthia Voigt was born in Boston, MA, and received her education at Smith College. She worked as a secretary and as a teacher before beginning her writing career in 1981. According to Ms Voigt, "I enjoy almost everything I do, perhaps because when I don't enjoy something, I don't do it." She has written many books and short stories, all with well-developed characters, interesting plots and authentic atmosphere.
Cynthia has won many awards for her children's and young adult books. Among these awards were the Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song and, in 1990, the California Young Reader's Award for Izzy, Willy Nilly. Most recently, the versatile author turned to a more gritty, realistic choice of subject matter in When She Hollers, a riveting novel about a teenager who decides to defend herself against her stepfather's abuse.

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288 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Publication date

25th September 2009



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