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In 1967, when ten-year-old Seth moves with his mother to a rural village deep in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, the last thing he expects to find is friendship. But someone is waiting for Seth in Hadley Falls.

Lily is a girl his own age who seems to be mysteriously attached to the old house that becomes his new home and a comforting refuge. Seth comes to accept t
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Hardcover, 136 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Booklocker.com
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Lily
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was provided a copy of Lily’s Game, by the author for an honest review.

The book begins with a letter, a letter and a manuscript for an editor in Springfield, Massachusetts. The letter itself is a thing of beauty, now it is not long, but the way it is written makes a person think, not just about the main plot, but about the events that transcribed between Seth and Lily and how it ultimately changed Seth.
The beginning somewhat threw me for a loop. I had anticipated the story to be written in th
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Debra A.
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In Lily’s Game, Norm Powers proves himself to be a writer of elegant, sophisticated prose. Through graceful poetic language the narrator, a thoughtful and troubled man, takes the reader into his past to reveal the circumstances of Lily’s dangerous game and of the two playmates who vow to be forever friends. It is both a coming of age and a coming of doom novel from which neither the boy Seth nor the reader can disengage. The prose is soothing in its eloquence yet seductive in its invitation to j ...more
Libby Mcelwaine
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is only 131 pages but surprisingly a slower read.the structure of the book is very nice.it is a hard back with textured covers. No writing on the book itself, just passion grey.the book jacket has a, very interesting picture though.
The story itself us a rather sad yet frightening one. There ate many people to sympathize with yet the main character us someone that you hurt for but hate. This book is an adult book, so slightly difficult to read, but the change of diction was nice to hav
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Donna
Mar 03, 2014 rated it liked it
While I enjoyed this book, it left me with many questions. And few answers. The story centers around a young boy and his mother. They leave the only safety and home they have ever known when the father dies. The end up in a small town, far away from everyone. There the boy meets Lily. His one and only friend. But Lily isn't like everyone else. And things seem to be happening quicker than he can imagine. Or is it all his imagination? Quick and easy read, but like I said, it will leave you will ma ...more
Alyssa
Jan 03, 2014 rated it liked it
I received this book from a goodreads giveaway.

I enjoyed this book. I like the writing style. The characters were all unique; you really got a good sense of what each of them were like. Lily was the most interesting character for me. I wish I had known more about her background.
The book was pretty predictable. It didn't completely ruin the story for me, though.
Overall I would recommend this book to others.
Michelle
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Michelle by: First Read Winner
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A gripping tail of evil that keeps the reader intrigued from page to page. I highly recommend this book to all readers.
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Inken
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Lame and superficial. What there is is well written and intriguing and then, just as it starts to get really interesting, it ends! Unsatisfying and frustrating.
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A native of Massachusetts, Norman Powers lived and worked in Manhattan for twenty-five years in the television and film industry, first as a studio technician and then as a writer and producer for his own New York-based production company. As a free-lance journalist and photographer, his work has appeared in regional magazines and newspapers, most recently for the arts and culture monthly Bold Lif ...more

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