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The Meaning of Isolated Objects

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
An alchemical tale exploring love, grief, and the mysteries of connection.

Scott, a CIA agent and remote viewing expert, divides his life between the U.S. and Afghanistan, ignoring the toll this takes on his marriage, his relationship with his daughter Wendell, and his own heart. Scott has secrets he has never shared with anyone, but when Wendell, a young archaeologist just
Kindle Edition, first, 269 pages
Published by November Hill Press (first published December 18th 2010)
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Sep 01, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary fiction...and nomads
This novel revolves around a father and his daughter, both forging ahead on separate yet parallel paths toward an inevitable collision. To be honest, this book will not be for everyone. If you are looking for a fast-paced novel, you may not enjoy this book. If you are looking for an effortless laid back novel, you may not fully appreciate this book. This is a novel overflowing with symbolism (as the title suggests); therefore, this will appeal most to readers who like to seek out deeper meanings ...more
Feb 07, 2013 Sheila rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Billie Hinton has become one of my must-read authors. Her books are fabulous...they are dark, gritty, and very much real. Whenever I finish a book of hers, it takes me at least a couple of days before I can start a different book. The characters are so frustratingly real, and there are times that I actually get angry enough with them that I put the book down. I pick it right back up, though, because I need to know what happens next.

In this story, you meet Scott and his daughter Wendell. After lo
Rachel Cotterill
Do you have authors whose work you ration, forcing yourself to find breathing space in other books between times, lest you read their entire bibliography back-to-back in only a few days? I do, which is the only reason I haven't yet read everything Billie Hinton has written.

The drama in this novel comes from the interplay of complex and highly flawed characters as much as from the plot. Scott struggles to overcome his past as his daughter takes her own route to come to terms with her childhood, a
May 17, 2012 Marti rated it it was ok
This was one strange book. In the first quarter or so, I almost gave up on it and in some ways, I wish I had. I found the plot slow and plodding. In the early chapters, the narration switches among three major characters, Scott, a CIA agent, Wendell, Scott’s 23 year old archaeologist daughter, and Lynnie, Scott’s wife who died in childbirth with Wendell. The Scott and Wendell chapters are written in third person while the Lynnie chapters are written in first person with the reason being that we ...more
May 19, 2012 Jenna rated it did not like it
The most bizarre story that I've ever encountered. It started from Scott as a CIA agent assigned in Afghanistan then it switch to the wife, and then to Wendell the daughter. First off, I don't like an author whipping the characters often, and thinking I was still reading the same person and realized it switch from mother to daughter. I almost give up with the story, and drip while reading. It's weird because Wendell going with different guys, and since the mother died the Aunt was taking care of ...more
Mary Moore
Feb 08, 2012 Mary Moore rated it really liked it
This is the dreamiest, most romantic book I've read in many years, yet not at all formulaic. Hinton has a gift for depicting complicated internal states of love, anger, loneliness and connection while also telling a compelling story that covers all kinds of physical terrain. I had minor credibility issues with some parts of the plot, but the characters live and breathe and are wonderfully unpredictable. Again, VERY romantic -- a great Valentine's book.
Mar 15, 2012 carmie rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-scifi
beautiful, odd, understated, a little sparse on the plausibility, but it stuck with me. this skill called "remote viewing" could've been described a little more. the implication that it was caused by brain tumors caught my attention but the author never expounded on it.
Michelle Norton
May 20, 2012 Michelle Norton rated it it was ok
If I don't enjoy a book I find it hard to read on through, but this was the best thing I had on my kindle at that time and it was OK for tube journeys. It's a plodding slow story with no climax, and not a good read.
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Billie Hinton lives on a small horse farm in North Carolina with her human family, two horses, a painted pony, two miniature donkeys, four fanciful felines, and a fluffy Corgi.

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