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Desert Sundays

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
William T. Goodman's debut novel takes us on a mesmerizing journey of linked narratives that speak to the richness and rawness of the human experience. Through unusual circumstances, three unlikely and uniquely different people come together in the small desert community of Lunden, Arizona. All three are products of their turbulent pasts, possessing deep flaws as well as ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 5th 2014 by Createspace (first published January 23rd 2014)
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Lorraine Montgomery
May 09, 2015 Lorraine Montgomery rated it really liked it
Desert Sundays takes place in the rural town of Lunden, Arizona. It's a small place where everyone knows everyone and everyone talks. Three characters arrive over a period of about three years, each of them rather misfits in their former lives and each looking to find some missing piece of a puzzle to help them pull their lives into something true, something that will give them a sense of peace and self-worth.
The first to arrive is Joseph, 28, a former teacher has been brought up by his aunt
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Sandie
May 10, 2015 Sandie rated it it was amazing
In Desert Sundays author William T. Goodman gives his readers what amounts to a meditation of love, life, sacrifice, loyalty and selflessness through his memorable characters and strong sense of place. The place in question is the small Arizona desert town of Lunden and the characters are three emotionally damaged and basically solitary people thrown together by fate who develop an unlikely friendship. All three are products of their troubled pasts, and each in their own way is deeply flawed as ...more
Philip Bailey
Aug 14, 2016 Philip Bailey rated it it was amazing
A decent story and an enjoyable read. Three people from different backgrounds end of somehow in the same small desert town. One is a professor, male, one is a forty something, woman and one is a twenty-eight-year-old male of Indian descent, at least one half Indian, he calls himself an Indian. The three manage to bond and come to enjoy their Sunday morning strolls together through the desert. Obviously there is much more to the story than that, and narratives of their lives before moving to a ...more
Carolyn Injoy
Aug 07, 2015 Carolyn Injoy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Desert Sundays by William T. Goodman I received a free kindle copy of Desert Sundays by William T. Goodman, published by Oak Lee Publishing from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

I gave this richly written debut novel four stars. Sadly, grammatical errors cost it a star. I found too many times that 'taught' was used that should have been 'taut'. There were others but that's the one that I found distracting.

The characters were beautifully fleshed & easy to like. It was an enchanting vi
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Carla
May 24, 2015 Carla rated it it was ok
This was a debut novel from the author. I requested a copy of this book, not on Goodreads, but another site. I was interested in the description of the book, but it didn't live up to it's promise. The book follows three troubled souls that meet in a desert community in Arizona. I had great difficulty reading this book, in particular because the whole book seemed to be a conversation. A conversation with anyone and everyone. The whole story took place in dialogue. I've never read a book like ...more
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