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The Girl in the Photo

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In this novel about love and longing, regret and renewal, a brother and sister discover a surprising secret after the death of their father: a photo of a young woman who was his lover decades before and half a world away. Even as they mourn their father, an eminent surgeon, David and Abbie question what they thought they knew about his life—and theirs—as they struggle with ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published August 15th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Title: The Girl in the Photo

Author: Wally Wood

Genre: fiction/historical fiction

Review:

​The Girl in the Photo, written by Wally Wood, is part fiction, part historical
​fiction. The novel is told from the point of view of three characters: Abbie,
​David, and Dr. Emmerling. The story opens with Abbie getting an urgent
phone call informing her Dr. Emmerling, Abbie's father, had died. After
​recovering from the initial shock, she calls her younger brother to inform
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TinaMarieSays
The part of this book that interested me the most was the book within the book - Dr. Emmerling's retelling of a part of his past he had kept a secret from his family. Those sections were extremely interesting and attention captivating. Most of what he told was truthful, and the way he embellished the end of his story was creative and read like fiction. His grown children, David and Abbie were believable characters, and there was much insight and information about their lives. They found it hard ...more
Sharlene Almond
The novel starts off with the main character training ex-convicts to be able to work in successful jobs against the odds because of the abuse they suffered. She has her own insights to these women because of her own abuse from her ex. When her father dies it sets off a train of events.

The reader gets a sense of the characters from scenes about days past. How the characters came to where they are. The distance the family has. At times the pace is quite slow, waiting for something to happen. It s
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Charlie Kravetz
This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Disclosure: I was offered my copy of this book by the author as a review copy.

A single photo sometimes leads to mystery and love, especially when a parent passes from this life.

A brother and sister discover a photo of a young women when their father passes away. They also discover a memoir on their father's computer. They have never heard anything about this part of their fathers life, and investigations lead to an interesting journey to Japan.

The auth
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My new novel, "The Girl in the Photo," was inspired by the picture on the book's cover, a young Japanese woman sitting at a table smiling at the camera, a chrysanthemum virtually lighting her face. Who is she? Who took the picture? What is her story?

Like my first novel, "Getting Oriented," Japan plays a significant role in the new book although two thirds of the action takes place in the US. Unlik
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