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Night came with many stars : a novel

Author: Simon Van Booy
Publisher: Boston : Godine, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In rural Kentucky, back in 1933, Carol's daddy lost his 13-year-old daughter in a game of cards. Award-winning author Simon Van Booy's spellbinding novel spans decades as he tells the story of Carol and the people in her life. Incidents intersect and lives unexpectedly change course in this masterfully interwoven story of chance and choice that leads home again to a night blessed with light. "What you give in this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Van Booy
ISBN: 9781567927047 1567927041
OCLC Number: 1255630357
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages)
Responsibility: Simon Van Booy.

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"In rural Kentucky, back in 1933, Carol's daddy lost his 13-year-old daughter in a game of cards. Award-winning author Simon Van Booy's spellbinding novel spans decades as he tells the story of Carol and the people in her life. Incidents intersect and lives unexpectedly change course in this masterfully interwoven story of chance and choice that leads home again to a night blessed with light. "What you give in this world," an old man tells his grandson, "will be given back to you." Those words illuminate the actions within this unforgettable novel and its connected characters. A young man survives two nearly fatal accidents. A Black family saves an orphaned white boy. A pregnant teenager is rescued by the side of the road. An autistic teenager is given his first job. Each incident grows in meaning and power over many decades as we see connections sometimes felt but not always apparent to the people themselves. "Everything was moving," observes Samuel (Carol's grandson) in the Kentucky woods. "An invisible force that was everywhere, and made everything touch." Told by a master storyteller, Night Came with Many Stars is a rare novel that reveals how wondrous, mysterious, and magically connected life can be-the light Van Booy creates in this novel illuminates our own lives"--

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"It is a heartbreaking book, a gorgeous book . . . In Night Came with Many Stars, Van Booy finds the weakness, grace and beauty of common lives fully lived."-NPR "Not to miss!"-USA Today"Kindness and Read more...

 
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