The Revolving Heart

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Pub Date 16 Apr 2020 | Archive Date 30 May 2020

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Description

On a beautiful summer morning at the Jersey Shore, 4-year-old Sarah Carpenter wanders toward the ocean and never returns. The police think she drowned, but her babysitter Amy claims Sarah was abducted. The only other witness, 17-year-old Donnie Marcino, didn’t see a thing. A narcoleptic since birth, he was fast asleep.

Twenty years later Sarah’s disappearance still haunts Donnie, as does his lingering bond with Amy. When she calls from the hospital after a failed suicide attempt, Donnie returns to his hometown, but how can he help Amy, and help himself, without changing the past? In The Revolving Heart, love and redemption collide as the adult Donnie struggles to atone for his youthful mistakes.

On a beautiful summer morning at the Jersey Shore, 4-year-old Sarah Carpenter wanders toward the ocean and never returns. The police think she drowned, but her babysitter Amy claims Sarah was...


A Note From the Publisher

Chuck Augello is the author of The Inexplicable Grey Space We Call Love (Duck Lake Books.) His work has appeared in One Story, Literary Hub, Smokelong Quarterly, and other fine journals. He’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He publishes The Daily Vonnegut, a website exploring the life and art of Kurt Vonnegut.

Chuck Augello is the author of The Inexplicable Grey Space We Call Love (Duck Lake Books.) His work has appeared in One Story, Literary Hub, Smokelong Quarterly, and other fine journals. He’s been...


Advance Praise

“Captures the spirt of the Jersey Shore… filled with wry observations and the unexpected smart and funny things people say.” –Marcy Dermansky, author of The Red Car

“Captures the spirt of the Jersey Shore… filled with wry observations and the unexpected smart and funny things people say.” –Marcy Dermansky, author of The Red Car


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The Revolving Heart is quite an enjoyable read, until you get near the end, then it all falls apart. it's very open ended with little to no conclusion unless there is to be novel, if not it feels very anticlimactic.

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A book that has a lot of heart! I really enjoyed reading this novel by Chuck Augello. Donatello is a very lovable character; a person who who is a survivor and spends hiis life trying to do right by the people he loves. He is so troubled and consumed with guilt at times, yet this never gets in the way of him trying to be a good person. I also found the fact that he had narcolepsy intriguing. There is a bit of a love triangle in this book, and again, I could feel Donatello trying his best not to hurt anyone unnecessarily. This book spans New Jersey and California and as a New Yorker, the backdrop and of a small New Jersey shore town rang true. Thank you to NetGalley, Black Rose (publisher) and the author for the free e-book in exchange for an honest review. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #NetGalley #TheRevolvingHeart #withhernosestuckinabook❤️📚

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