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Beyond the point / Claire Gibson.

Gibson, Claire, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library GIB (Text) 33500013036405 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library GIB (Text) 35500006163255 Main Checked out 10/05/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062884336
  • ISBN: 0062884336
  • ISBN: 9780062853745
  • ISBN: 0062853740
  • Physical Description: 493, 22 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes readers guide.
Summary, etc.: Duty. Honor. Country. That's West Point's motto, and every cadet who passes through its stone gates vows to live it. But on the eve of 9/11, as Dani, Hannah and Avery face four grueling years ahead, they realize they'll only survive if they do it together. Everyone knows Dani is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point's predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends. Hannah's grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect, just as planned. Wild child Avery moves fast and doesn't mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can't outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path. The world--of business, of love, and of war--awaits Dani, Hannah, and Avery beyond the gates of West Point. These three women know that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. But soon, that adage no longer rings true--for their future, or their friendship. As they're pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter? Beyond the Point is a heartfelt look at how our closest friends can become our fiercest battle buddies. After all, the greatest battles we fight rarely require a uniform --

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    Dani, Hannah, and Avery first meet as part of West Point's class of 2004, and while they don't become friends immediately, their bond grows as they navigate the challenges of the high-pressure environment. After graduation, they grow apart: Dani, whose dreams of playing professional basketball are derailed by chronic pain, takes a high-pressure marketing job in London; Hannah is frequently separated from her husband, a fellow army officer, by deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq; and Avery's string of dead-end relationships leaves her doubting her self-worth. When tragedy strikes, the women set aside their differences and rekindle their friendship. Debut novelist Gibson doesn't dwell too long on any of the segments of her characters' lives, choosing instead to provide snapshots of daily life and key events. While the focus is solidly on each of the women's coming of age in the unique environment of the U.S. military, deeper themes, such as racism, sexism, and sexual assault, are also explored. Readers of women's fiction will appreciate the strength and determination of the trio, as well as the insider's view of West Point culture. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: United States Military Academy > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Military cadets > Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Military fiction.

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