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Wish You Well by David Baldacci
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Mar 23, 12

bookshelves: contemporary-literature
Read in March, 2012

There is something incredibly moving about this story. Lou and Oz, her brother, are practically orphaned after a car accident. Their father dead, their mother catatonic, they go to the Appalachian mountains to live with a great-grandmother they have never met, but who has seen them grow up through letters. Even though they move to help themselves and their mother, Lou and Oz soon find out that their great grandmother needs them. They transition from living in New York to the side of a mountain with no plumbing or electricity - and learn to love the life it offers.

This is a moving, life- and family-affirming book. At times it is painful to read and there were times I was moved to tears. I didn't care. It was a satisfying book - in spite of the narrator shift that other reviewers found distracting. At first I did, too, but it wasn't enough to detract from my enjoyment of the book.

This is my first Baldacci book. I think I would like to read more of his work.

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