Buying Options

Kindle Price: $9.99

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

You've subscribed to ! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
You Came Back: A Novel by [Christopher Coake]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


You Came Back: A Novel Kindle Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$9.99
Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, Unabridged

Holidy gift cards with one-day free shipping
Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.

Editorial Reviews

Review


"When I finished the last page of Christopher's Coake's amazing new novel, I set the book down with a sense of wonder. There's a ghost in this story, to be sure, but this remarkable author is less concerned with the supernatural than with the all-too-too real specters that haunt us all-the ghosts of our former selves, the ghosts of the lives we might have lived had just a few things turned out differently. YOU CAME BACK will stay with me forever. What an incredible writer." (Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She's Not There and I'm Looking Through You )

"Sometimes when you're reading these stories, you forget to breathe...They're beautifully written, and they have bottom, but they're never dull and they all contain striking and dramatic narrative ideas." (Praise for We're in Trouble) (Nick Hornby, author of A Long Way Down, in The Believer )

"Uncanny, clear-eyed...[Coake] is wildly engaging as he explores one theme--love in the face of harrowing death (or near-death)--from seemingly every angle. A-." (Praise for We're in Trouble) (Entertainment Weekly )

"In his striking debut collection, Coake considers how character is revealed under pressure...With unadorned but dramatic, economical prose, Coake explores the human capacity for altruism and cowardice in these high-stakes tales." (Praise for We're in Trouble) (Publisher's Weekly )

"Gripping reading from a talented newcomer." (Praise for We're in Trouble) (Booklist )
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Christopher Coake is the author of We're In Trouble, which was chosen for the PEN/Bingham Award of 2005. In addition, Coake was among "Granta's Best of Young American Novelists" in 2007. His stories have been published in several literary journals. A native Hoosier, he received his M.F.A. in fiction from Ohio State University. He now lives in Reno, where he teaches creative writing at the University of Nevada.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005UK9PHE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (June 12, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 12, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1163 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 421 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Discover more of the author’s books, see similar authors, read author blogs and more

Customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9 out of 5
108 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2012
Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2012
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Cazza100
3.0 out of 5 stars okay....but not a ghost book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2012
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Happy250505
1.0 out of 5 stars Here is the chase, could you please cut to it?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2012
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Julie Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed by the novel itself but not the supplier or quality of the book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 21, 2013
Verified Purchase
June mcdonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Story of being lost in the present because of heartbreak in the past
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2015
Verified Purchase
Paul A. Oliva
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Reviewed in Canada on October 13, 2013
Verified Purchase