Together We Jump is a lyrical coming-of-age story of a different sort. Eighty-five-year-old Pogue Whithouse, a man who "never broke any rules or did anything surprising", takes a road trip across America in his classic '67 Mustang. Along the way, he encounters a colorful cast of characters: a spirited woman who rescues horses; a pierced-lipped romantic; a rattlesnake-wrangling recluse; and, most important, a little girl who loves bullfrogs and baseball. Pogue's quest for redemption takes him to some surprising destinations, both real and remembered, where he learns that it's never too late to find closure - or second chances.
Ken McAlpine's first book, Off Season: Discovering America on Winter's Shore was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His other books are Islands Apart: A Year on the Edge of Civilization and Fog. He lives in Ventura with his wife and two sons.
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