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Book Cover, The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni Monday, August 15th at 7:00 pm

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni's coming-of-age story is, according to Booklist, "a novel that, if it doesn't cross entirely over into John Irving territory, certainly nestles in close to the border."

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called "Devil Boy" or Sam "Hell" by his classmates; "God's will" is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother's devout faith, his father's practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.

Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God's idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls.

Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design--especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he'd always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open--bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.

 

Evening Book Club 2022 Book List

January - The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
February -Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
March - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
April - Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
May - The 7 ½ Death of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
June - Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples by Rodger Streitmatter
July - Beach Read by Emily Henry
August - The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni
September - The Seamstress of New Orleans by Diana McPhail
October - Dracula by Bram Stoker
November - Our Last Days in Barcelona by Chanel Cleeton
December - Threads of Life by Clare Hunter
January 2023 - Joan by Catherine J. Chen

 


 

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The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell By Robert Dugoni Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781503948976
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lake Union Publishing - April 24th, 2018