Review #329 Wish You Well

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Review #329 Wish You Well
Sun, 03-17-2013 - 9:10pm

by David Baldacci

This is a beautiful story of family, courage and survival on the mountains of Virginia.

It is 1940 and a tragedy sends Lou and her little brother, Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of Southwest Virginia to live with their great-grandmother. The story is told with both heartbreaking elegance and large doses of touching humor as the lives of Lou and Oz are changed forever. The portraits of the land and its people are described with an extraordinary eye for detail, and the story flows through swells of prejudice, innocence, faith, and the question of whether one can ever really wish another well. The climactic courtroom battle is as unpredictable as it is relentless and will not only decide the fates of Lou, Oz, and their mother, but also those they have touched.

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Sun, 03-17-2013 - 11:41pm

Thanks for your review. :)