The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened: A Novel

Paperback | September 1, 2009

byDon Robertson

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Rediscover an American classic! The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened by Don Robertson is an emotionally resonant, wonderfully evocative journey back to the early 1950s that reintroduces readers to a teenaged Morris Bird III, one of the most endearing characters in contemporary American literature. Fan Stephen King puts the first book in the Morris Bird III trilogy, The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread “on the same shelf as Catcher in the Rye and The Outsiders,” and calls Don Robertson “one of the best unknown novelists in the <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">United States.” Find out what you’ve been missing with The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened.

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Rediscover an American classic! The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened by Don Robertson is an emotionally resonant, wonderfully evocative journey back to the early 1950s that reintroduces readers to a teenaged Morris Bird III, one of the most endearing characters in contemporary American literature. Fan Stephen King puts the first boo...

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If there was one genuine truth that Morris Bird III thought he understood, it was that the world forever and relentlessly changed. But only in one direction—from simple to complicated.When he was nine, Morris Bird III learned the meaning of bravery. Now, at seventeen, he's on the verge of adulthood . . . and he's fallen in love. But it...

Don Robertson (1929-1999) wrote eighteen novels, including two others featuring Morris Bird III:The Greatest Thing Since Sliced BreadandThe Sum and Total of Now.The Greatest Thing That Almost Happenedwas made into a movie starring James Earl Jones.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061868140

ISBN - 13:9780061868146

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“If you have ever been, or loved, a 17-year-old boy, get this book and read it and marvel at the tremendous naturalness with which Mr. Robertson writes.”