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Pinholes Into Heaven
Joni Hilton
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Pinholes Into Heaven

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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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 dream
Kindle Edition, 133 pages
Published November 11th 2012 by Kindle
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Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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