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Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian
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Dec 27, 2015

it was amazing

Wow. Maria Padian's Out of Nowhere is a terrific novel--it's written in a realistic voice, deals with timely issues in an honest way, and moves rapidly. While I wish she hadn't changed the name of the town from "Lewiston" to "Enniston," it was fun to match up the stories: the mayor became female; the good Italian restaurant, DaVinci's, became Michelangelo's; Bates turned into Mumford. I remember the rally that I took Lyle to, described at the end, as well! However, the other aspects of the novel are what makes it truly impressive: the novel isn't glib, doesn't offer a Hollywood-esque soft focus finish, and the questions of religion, reason, and fairness stay clear and powerful. I'm thinking it might be an excellent book for Maine high school students to read!
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Julie Caroline and Geri have both read it and I got it from the library today!


Rebecca Did they like it? One thing that was cool was how I could see all the Lewiston locales despite the change of names. AND I thought she did a great job w the voice and the complexity of the issues at stake. Hope you enjoy it.


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