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In the Land of Second Chances

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    Outstanding and page turner

    I bought because lived in mn but i would reccomend for anyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2004

    Deeply uplifting with no phoney grin - a GREAT read!

    What a little gem. I will admit I'm a sucker for a text that lifts the spirits and makes me feel good about the world. That said, Shaffner goes several steps beyond 'mere' heart-warming. I've recently read 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' and enjoyed it, but for me, it paled in comparison. I was swimming in details of the many rich characters and relationships in the middle-American town for the first several chapters. Then the writing sucked me into that 'can't put it down' vortex. I love the sensation that my life is getting in the way of finishing a book and 'The Land of Second Chances' delivered just that dilemma. Delicious! There is some significant philosophy artfully tucked away in this text. I was deeply engaged by the story, but also struck by the gentle touch used to deliver some spiritual reckoning. Using logic and odds calculations to address age-old spiritual and philosophical issues is at a minimum unique. For me, it is also quite compelling. The story waltzes you through such explorations with empirically powered, odds assessments - backed up with 'even if it's a toss-up, why choose a frown?'. Shaffner gives us all something to smile about! I hope to see more from him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2004

    A story of hope

    'In the Land of Second Chances' is one of those heartwarming books that can make you smile through your tears. The book features a cast of characters, some a little on the eccentic side, who deeply care about each other and their small rural town. With the help of a mysterious traveling salesman they face a series of adversities with love, humor, and perseverance. This is a story for today, one that reminds us of the importance of love, community, and the indomitable spirit that allows us to face even the most heart wrenching pain and hopelessness. This is a story about hope. A must read for all audiences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2004

    Great Feel Good Novel

    It's a delightful story delivered in an easy read style. The characters and setting are vividly depicted in the mind's eye...amazing given the efficient writing style of the author. I suspect this will be a big Christmas hit with families and individuals who cherish the human spirit.

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