The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Born with ocular albinism, small-town eye doctor Sam Hill must finally face a past tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he'd always known--a journey that makes him realize what truly matters.
Publisher: Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, 2018
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION DUG
Characteristics: 428 p. ; 22 cm


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Jun 27, 2019

If you liked A Prayer for Owen Meany, you might want to pick this book up. I thought it had a similar feel to it and was overall a very good story.

Jun 03, 2019

This was a great book! Such a surprise from this author, who I have read many of their detective novels but not this one. You just grew to love Sam and his life, cast of characters and his struggles. This will especially appeal to you if you went to Catholic school, you will be able to relate.

May 10, 2019

great book. creative with a good mix of characters. the language is strong and has a nice cadence each chapter well paced and interesting.

Mar 12, 2019

A really interesting novel of prejudice and faith.

Jul 27, 2018

I enjoy coming of age books and books where kids have a fierce friendship and bond. This book had both. It follows three friends from grade school thru adulthood. I loved all three of them. Sam’s mother was also a great character. She was deeply religious and a force to be reckoned with when it came to defending and supporting Sam. If you are a catholic school alumni you may especially relate to this book as a good portion of the book follows Sam through the Catholic school system during the 1970’s. Faith, love, acceptance, forgiveness, loyalty are all apart of the story. I really liked it - didn’t want it to end.

May 11, 2018

A wonderful human interest story. Quite a departure from a typical Dugoni book. This demonstrates his versatility. One of my favorite authors.

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