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The Fates Will Find Their Way: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

WONDERFUL BOOK

This book is definitely one of my favorites. Another reviewer said that they wouldnt recommend it to mainstream readers and I quite agree. It would likely fly right over the heads of many a reader looking for a dollar store paperback experience. For those readers, howev...
This book is definitely one of my favorites. Another reviewer said that they wouldnt recommend it to mainstream readers and I quite agree. It would likely fly right over the heads of many a reader looking for a dollar store paperback experience. For those readers, however, who are looking for something a bit more, something with some truth to it, this book will certainly fill the bill. Excellent book. Excellent author who I hope will continue to write and publish. We need more writers like Hannah Pittard.

posted by 5546654 on October 2, 2011

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An Unusual Style

This is the most unusual book I've read in awhile, being in first person plural with lots of verb tenses that would be awkward for many writers. Not for Pittard, though. The story pursues the mystery of the elusive and enigmatic Nora through what-ifs, maybes and might h...
This is the most unusual book I've read in awhile, being in first person plural with lots of verb tenses that would be awkward for many writers. Not for Pittard, though. The story pursues the mystery of the elusive and enigmatic Nora through what-ifs, maybes and might have beens. Possible pasts are explored and discarded, though some are held onto by the group of boys as they progress through high school into adulthood.
It starts as an angst-ridden drama of newly hormonal teenagers. When one of their group, Nora, goes missing, the group considers alternate scenarios to explain to themselves, collectively, what happened to her. It's an elitist bunch of boys who permit one "public schooler" into their midst, but only on the outskirts. In spite of this, we come to appreciate them and sympathize with their difficulties. Nora disappears on Halloween, and subsequent Halloweens are never again normal events for them. One of their female classmates is raped by a big brother of another classmate and they are tenderly protective of her. Nora's younger sister, Sissy, is perhaps the mostly profoundly affected by her sister's disappearance and unresolved fate. The boys close solicitous ranks around her, too, as much as they can.
The reader watches in fascination as the boys mature and become the men that their teenage years laid foundations for. And, always running through their lives, even as they marry and have children, are the questions surrounding Nora. The fantasies they form are fed by sightings over the years that may or may not have really been Nora. They create alternate lives she might have, would probably have or could have led.
There are some hilarious scenes, but most are serious and give the reader plenty of fodder for speculation and thought.
I hope you'll enjoy this book as much as I did. In spite of the unusual literary style, it's readable, even flowing and my interest never ever flagged.

Reviewed by Kaye George, Author of "A Patchwork of Stories", for Suspense Magazine

posted by Suspensemag on October 12, 2011

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    My favorite part was the cover

    I did not enjoy reading this book at all. I had to make myself finish it. Although it was creative being told from the point of view of multiple people I could not follow the story and the ending well... I never regret reading a book because I enjoy the different types of writing styles but I could not get into this book. I would not recommend this book to anyone. The cover makes for great artwork though.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Sucks

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    One of the worst books EVER

    Could not wait to finish this book! Huge disappointment. This garbage should have never been printed.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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