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BEHIND EVERY GREAT LOVE IS AN EPIC STORY WAITING TO BE TOLD

Adam Finnegan Black, or 'Finn', an innocent young American who is insatiably curious about life, made a promise to his mother before she died: To find out what really happened to his father...

His ambition is to be a travel writer, like his heroes: Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and the ancient Greek 'father of geogra
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Paperback, First, 400 pages
Published January 28th 2017 by Matador
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A.M. MSW
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Letters to Strabo is an educated and exciting read that appeals to authors and aspiring authors everywhere.

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I have to admit that I was blown away by Letters to Strabo. I haven’t been blown away by a book in quite some time, and it was much needed. Once I found out that David Smith has a Ph.D., his writing style made so much sense. His wording is educated, and his descriptions flow flawlessly. Those who love classic authors such as Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway will get a
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Anne
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
interesting and a very different read. you must try it
S.C. Skillman
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is a rich and intriguing book about a journey; both a physical one, through the countries around the Mediterranean, and also a spiritual/psychological one, as the young main protagonist, Finn, learns about life and himself through the many different people he meets, and through the unravelling story of a young woman he loves, Eve, whose letters to him from his home country of the US provide a central thread throughout the novel. The story is set in 1977 and 1978, and Finn is also seeking th ...more
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Billy Buttons
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:
Title: Letters to Strabo
Author: David Smith

Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 17
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Editing: 9/10
Writing Style: 10/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 9/10
Of the 17 readers:
17 would read another book by this author.
15 thought the cover was good or excellent.
16 felt it was easy to follow.
17 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
8 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’.
9 felt the author
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Jay Odd
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I recently reviewed David Smith’s Love in Lindfield and I’ve just finished his Letters to Strabo. Although the former was a fun read, the latter is definitely more my style and I really enjoyed the adventure.

As Finn’s mother dies, he promises that he’ll find out what really happened to his father, a man Finn has never really known. This takes him on an epic quest and he very kindly allows us to tag along.

Intentionally, I believe, this novel reads like a travel guide, taking us to Greece, Persia,
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Kathy Heare Watts
A modern day love story through letters.

I won a copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway. I am under no obligation to leave a review or rating and do so voluntarily. So that others may also enjoy this book, I am donating it to a senior assisted living facility.
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Described as an exciting voice in Contemporary Literature, David Smith has published four novels all with strong themes of romance and intrigue. His first novel Searching For Amber has been described as "A powerful and notably memorable debut" with a review describing it as "masterly and confident" and another as "Extraordinary, poetic, enchanting, sublime". His latest novel Letters to Strabo has ...more

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