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Girl in Snow: A Novel
Danya Kukafka
Elephantmen: Mammoth Book 1
Joe Kelly, Richard Starkings
The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life
Martha N. Beck

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.