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Pinholes Into Heaven

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In this literary novel we meet Gavin Matheson, who grows up in the Midwest during the 40s, 50s and 60s. His mother, Lila, is a war widow and raises Gavin to be the kind of man Gavin imagines his father was.
Hopetown is both a place and a time of innocence-- or is it? Gavin sees his home through the gauzy lens of boyhood dreams, until poverty, racism, pride, betrayal, and
Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published November 11th 2012
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Feb 02, 2013 Jennie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joni Hilton usually writes humorous stories, but this one is serious and I like it better than her funny ones. I wish it were a little longer so I could review it for my Meridian column. It deals mostly with a man's memories which can be difficult to write, but Hilton handles this well telling the story of a man growing up in the sixties, the child of a World War II widow. It touches on the issues of the sixties and so much more.
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Feb 12, 2013 Sandie Mixa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read by this author, who is a friend of my sister's. She gave me the e-book as a gift. I truly enjoyed this story of an incredible mom who raised her son with such amazing love. She had a way of instilling strong character in him and the characters of the small town and extended family were fun and believable.
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Apr 26, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So very tender and touching.

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Joni Hilton is an award-winning playwright, the author of 20 books, and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing from USC. She is frequently published in major magazines and contributes columns to She hosts a call-in radio advice show on Saturday mornings on AM-1380 KTKZ (streaming live)at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.
Hilton is a former TV talk show host and TV spokeswoman for va
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