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The Reunion

The Reunion

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by Dan Walsh
     
 

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There are people in this world we pass right by without giving a second thought. They are almost invisible. Yet some of them have amazing stories to tell, if we'd only take the time to listen . . .

Aaron Miller was an old, worn-out Vietnam vet, a handyman in a trailer park. Forty years prior, he saved the lives of three young men in the field only to come home from

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There are people in this world we pass right by without giving a second thought. They are almost invisible. Yet some of them have amazing stories to tell, if we'd only take the time to listen . . .

Aaron Miller was an old, worn-out Vietnam vet, a handyman in a trailer park. Forty years prior, he saved the lives of three young men in the field only to come home from the war and lose everything. But God is a master at finding and redeeming the lost things of life. Aaron is about to be found. And the one who finds him just might find the love of his life as well.

Expert storyteller Dan Walsh pens a new tale filled with the things his fans have come to love--forgiveness, redemption, love, and that certain bittersweet quality that few authors ever truly master. Fans old and new will find themselves drawn into this latest story about how God cares for everyone.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Walsh (The Unfinished Gift) has penned a multifaceted story around the lives of Aaron Miller, a Vietnam veteran who has fallen upon hard times; Dave Russo, a reporter in search of heroic stories from that unpopular war; and a host of supporting characters who deal with their fair share of despair and misery. As Russo searches for Miller, we learn that these two strangers have much in common. Initial chapters plod along at an agonizing pace as Walsh lays the foundation with unending tales of trials and tribulations. Once he sets his woebegone cast on paths of restoration, however, the story clips along breezily. A predictable tale of forgiveness and redemption, the writing at times seems clichéd and formulaic, and readers with an eye for detail may find Walsh’s occasional lapses in continuity frustrating. Still, the novelist manages to capture an emotionally wrenching depth in the relationships developed, and no doubt many will be reaching for the tissues in the easily foreseeable conclusion. Agent: Karen Solem. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800721213
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
344,650
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, The Deepest Waters, Remembering Christmas, and The Discovery. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

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The Reunion: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
SarahSundin More than 1 year ago
Each time Dan Walsh writes a book, I think, "That's it. This is his best book ever." Then he writes a new book. And I say it again. So here I go - "The Reunion is his best book ever." I'm prepared to amend that statement when his next novel is released. The characters are believable and deeply drawn. I especially loved how Aaron demonstrates that a battlefield is not a requirement for a heroic life. The romance is sweet but realistic. And the ending - get out the tissues! I used several, and I rarely cry when reading novels. I highly recommend this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it when igot to the end I could not hepl but to cry. All the books that Dan Walsh has written I counld not put down I've read most of them.
car25 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm still ready this book and its very interesting and looking forward to finding out how it ends.
VannettaChapman More than 1 year ago
Excellent story with warmth, heart, and characters that inspired this reader. I learned a lot about the Vietnam War. In the process, I was once again made aware of the debt of gratitude we owe to our veterans. Well done, Dan!
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Mitci More than 1 year ago
First of Dan Walsh's books I've read. Kept me interested from beginning to end. Each of the characters were people you could know or relate to. Aaron's journey from beginning to end was so emotional; he never put himself before anyone else and deserved everything he received at the end. Highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like everything he writes, but this is probably his best yet. It touched me deeply.
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MissBethBC More than 1 year ago
I could be no happier.   I love to sit down with a good book and read to my heart's content.  Dan Walsh has written a beautiful story about a VietNam war veteran that is touching and satisfying.  I am so thankful that I read it.  His is a book that just reaches out and hugs the reader! I was a little concerned with the number of characters I was meeting as I read and thought I might have trouble keeping track of them.  But it soon became clear who each and every one of them were and what their importance to the story was.  Aaron Miller was the main character and he had at one time been a man bent on self destruction.   He was an ordinary man who worked as a handyman at a trailer park.   He was friendly, but mainly kept to himself unless he felt prompted by God to help an individual in the park.   He was quiet and preferred not to be in the limelight...a very private man. He also had won the medal of honor for his service in the marines, which Dave Russo hoped to write about in his book about VietNam Heroes; those who had been overlooked.   For Dave, it was a mystery as to where Aaron Miller might be.  Since Dave's own father had been killed in VietNam when he was a toddler, meeting Aaron had special meaning to Dave.    Reuniting Aaron with war buddies and family also became a beautiful challenge for Dave. This writing is definitely Christian themed book; it says much about the folks we encounter each day. What do we really know about their trials and tribulations?   How is what we see different from how God sees us individually?  It was written beautifully and I fell in love with these beautiful characters and their lives.    Books that make me feel...it's what I love!
Minnesota_ReaderAN More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Although the first dozen pages were a little slow, after that point the story got much better. By the middle I was hooked. To me, great books not only have a good story line but they also draw the characters well and make them seem real. A wonderful, not to be missed story of redemption and seconds chances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit much on the mention of church, but it is after all a christian book. The story was good and the writing was well done. Even though the mention of church to me was a bit much it did not have a stilted, preaching sound to it like so many christian books do. Although I thought the characters were good I felt they could have been more rounded out, had more depth to them. All in all I enjoyed this book very much.
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Being a college student during the Vietnam War, I relished reading The Reunion by Dan Walsh, a realistic account of one fictitious veteran's life following the war. Not only is it an award winning book, but it is just FABULOUS!!! You've got to read it if you haven't already. Very little of it is actually about the war itself, but most of it is about this veteran's relationships after the war. It's inspiring and uplifting!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any one who served in our Armed Forces is a VET. This story brings into focus the problems that some Veterans face when returning home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please do not hesitate to get this book! The characters will become your family! Beautifully written.
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Even though this is a work of fiction, the characters were believeable. It is a great story of redemption. It has a strong Christian message of God's ability to salvage broken people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another great book by Dan Walsh. The characters are believable and the book sensitively tells the story of a Vietnam vet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book. It was a good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In other words-----A WONDERFUL BOOK!!!!!! A very heart touching read!!! Don't miss it!!!!! MCELWOLF
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