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The Homecoming of Samuel Lake

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

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    Highly Recommend!

    I could hardly put this book down. Wonderful debut book by Jenny Wingfield. Wingfield does a good job of captivating the reader in this tale of good vs evil. This is an emotionally charged book, with several breathtaking moments, and one moment that left me sobbing for thirty minutes (the only time I put the book down). This is some of the best storytelling I've read in years and the book has the potential of becoming a great movie. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Great read - - give it a chance!

    A delightful tale of a family who returns to the parents' home town. 'the story revvolves around Swan Lake, the daughter of Samuel Lake, a tomboy uniquely delightful in her innocence and imaginatiive play. I was immediately engaged and thoroughly entertained.

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

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    Without a doubt one of the best books of the year

    "...Some reviews have compared Swan to Scout Finch, from Harper Lee's classic To Kill A Mockingbird, and I wasn't sure what to expect from that, but after reading The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, I can see it. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Wingfield's novel became part of a school's reading list one day as well (and even if it does not, it is more than worthy of discussion as book club material). Many aspects of human nature are present, many of them on the darker side, but there is also a lot of good with the despicable and the horrifying - sometimes in a way, coming out of the despicable or the horrifying. Besides the staying power I think the themes possess, Wingfield also has a true gift with words; many passages in this novel read like poetry, and it was this as much as the plot that had me up all night to read this straight through. I could not bring myself to put it down until I'd got to the end and found out how everything turned out. I'm sure it is not difficult to guess correctly how some events unfold, but that doesn't make the reading of it any less compelling..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Loved it

    A modern day to Kill a Mockingbird

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