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Teen & Young Adult - Fiction

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ISBN: 9781945769221
Binding: Paperback
Author: Timothy P. Munkeby
Pages: 312
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 11/14/2016

No one can fathom the friendship between quick-witted Will Mitty, at four foot seven, and quiet, reserved Peewee Kovak, at six foot nine and two hundred and eighty pounds. Peewee has been protecting Will's wise-cracking ass since first grade. 

For the first time in their lives, things get tense when Will falls for a damaged, dark-haired beauty, and introduces her to Peewee. Will, with a dubious life expectancy, feels an urgency to change the direction the world seems to be heading. Simple solutions to complex problems, Will says. but Peewee gets irritated with his little friend's insistence that he get involved. Peewee just wants to be content and left alone, in peace. But Will has a plan to live on a plan that will change Peewee's life . . . and the world. Through this story of a quaint and unlikely friendship, Will addresses our most inner human conflicts of love, death, and the legacy we choose to leave behind.

Author Tim Munkeby spends most of his time at his home on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota. He and Mary, his wife of 50 years, are surrounded by summer cabins for each of their five children and their families . . . now totaling twenty-four. Tim was a teacher in Minnesota and Bogota, Colombia before founding a financial planning company with his son and daughter. His first book, If I Had a Million Dollars: How to Achieve Financial Independence Before Your Parents Do was intended for young adults facing the challenges of the Great Recession. His second book, a novel, Back to the Island, was a rollicking tale dealing with injustices and greed, including Wall Street fraud, set on an island in the Bahamas. He hopes Will will make a difference in people's lives. Tim lectures at colleges and universities when he's not writing, travelling, hiking, biking, kayaking, or skiing.

Will is a book that must be read by ‘new’ adults or anyone who hasn’t yet buried their heads in—or up—something to avoid caring about what’s going on in the world. The plot is full of surprises and good humor; the characters interesting and poignant; and the story provokes novel ideas to ponder.” —Mark Saxenmeyer, founder and executive director of The Reporters, Inc.