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Astounding Wolf-Man Complete Collection
Robert Kirkman
The Soldier's Curse: A Novel (Monsarrat Series Trilogy Book 1)
Thomas Keneally, Meg Keneally
The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life
Martha N. Beck
Wayward Deluxe Book 2
Jim Zub

A well-told tale about a man trying to do the best for his daughter

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: A Novel - Hannah Tinti

 

 

This novel deals with Sam Hawley, a lowlife, trying to settle down with his daughter, Loo, in a small town in Massachusetts. They meet a variety of interesting characters as both attempt to adapt to a sedentary life after many years of wandering from place to place. We see Loo growing up and facing the various challenges of life with an errant father. The title refers to the various bullet scars that Sam has on him and alternative chapters relate how these occurred.

 

Well-written and engaging, this is well worth a read and did not end as depressingly as I suspected. Highly recommended.