Changing Season
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This was supposed to be a simple summer for Billy; one more lazy expanse of time before college began. He'd fill the hours playing with Jimmy – his canine best buddy – going camping and doing all the things he promised Jimmy they'd do before Billy left.But that was before the accident that shook the entire town.It was before the summer job that turned into something so much more than a way to get a paycheck.And it was before Vicki.This summer was destined to be many things to Billy, things he didn't truly understand until now. But it was definitely not going to be simple.An enormously touching, richly textured, deeply moving novel of new adulthood, THE CHANGING SEASON is an experience to savor.


Steven Manchester is the author of four #1 bestsellers: Twelve Months, The Rockin' Chair, Pressed Pennies and Gooseberry Island. He is also the author of the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian. He has written A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive), Wilbur Avenue (novelette), Just in Time (novelette) and The Thursday Night Club (novella), while his work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning and BET's Nightly News. Three of Steven's short stories were selected "101 Best" for Chicken Soup for the Soul series and he is the produced playwright of Three Shoeboxes. His newest novel, The Changing Season, is due out in November 2015. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. Visit:


“Manchester's THE CHANGING SEASON will be to young adults what OLD YELLER is to my grandson.”
– Ed Asner, Actor, Up, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Elf

“Any novel in which a young man loves his dog as much as any of his other friends will always appeal to me and I am sure it will also appeal to other dog lovers. I like that Manchester allowed the dog to be a dog, even an overweight dog. A fine read!”
– Dr. Jeffrey Masson, Bestselling Author, DOGS NEVER LIE ABOUT LOVE

“Steven Manchester's THE CHANGING SEASON features a number of relationships in transition, but it's the unconditional love and enduring friendship between one young man and his dog that proves particularly moving. Their touching bond becomes a deep source of strength and hope for them both in the midst of a life-altering summer.”
– Marilyn Brant, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, THE ROAD TO YOU

“THE CHANGING SEASON is one of those rare coming-of-age tales that in suspending time becomes timeless itself. Steven Manchester's stellar post-modern take on the world of A SEPARATE PEACE and THE CATCHER IN THE RY serves up a cautionary tale about the fleeting nature of youth, intoned with a light of hope piercing the darkness. As simple in structure as it is ambitious in message, THE CHANGING SEASON is a profound study of the human heart, revealing that growing older does not necessarily mean growing up.”
– Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of BLACK SCORPION