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Zusak, Markus.
New York : Knopf, 2005
ISBN 037593099X
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Meet Ed Kennedy.  He's an ordinary kind of guy.  He drives a taxi and has no particular goals in life.  Neither does his friends.  Their lives revolve around mediocre work, playing cards, and soccer.  But this is all about to change.  Ed is at the bank when an armed gunman comes in to rob it.  Now, Ed is not a particularly heroic type of guy but the circumstances of the robbery turn him into one.  So, for a few days, his mother is proud of him.  But then things go back to normal.  At least for awhile.  Then the card arrives.  It's a playing card.  The Ace of Diamonds.  Written on the card are addresses and times.  What could this possibly mean?  As much as he wants to ignore the card, he knows he can't.  And now his life is about to take a dramatic turn.  As Ed begins to follow the information on the card and change other lives for the better.  Some speculate that he is a saint.  Or maybe even a fool.  All he knows is that he must follow the information on the card.  And then more follow.
SUBJECTS:     Self-esteem -- Fiction.
                        Heroes -- Fiction.
                        Taxicab drivers -- Fiction.


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