The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

By Hannah Tinti
Read by Elizabeth Wiley

13.40 Hours 03/28/2017 unabridged
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A father protects his daughter from the legacy of his past—and the truth about her mother’s death—in this thrilling new novel from the prize-winning author of The Good Thief. After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter, Loo, to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife’s hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother’s mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past—a past that eventually spills over into his daughter’s present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come. This father-daughter epic weaves back and forth through time and across America, from Alaska to the Adirondacks. Both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.

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Summary

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Washington Post Top 10 Book of Books We Loved

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for April 2017

A March 2017 LibraryReads Pick

A father protects his daughter from the legacy of his past—and the truth about her mother’s death—in this thrilling new novel from the prize-winning author of The Good Thief.

After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter, Loo, to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife’s hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother’s mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past—a past that eventually spills over into his daughter’s present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come. This father-daughter epic weaves back and forth through time and across America, from Alaska to the Adirondacks. Both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hannah Tinti proves herself to be an old-fashioned storyteller of the highest order.” Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“[Tinti] lays bare her characters’ hearts with a precision and a fearlessness that will leave you shaken.” Junot Dias, New York Times bestselling author
“Tinti has fused a cowboy-noir action adventure and a coming-of-age tale into a father-daughter love story.” Boston Globe
“A shoot-em-up, a love story, and a mystery, this is one heartwarming feast of a book.” People
“An adventure epic with the deeper resonance of myth.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“The key to Tinti’s success…is the constant tension between tenderness and peril.” Washington Post

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Author Bio: Hannah Tinti

Hannah Tinti’s work has appeared in magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2003. Her short story collection, Animal Crackers was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She is the editor of the magazine One Story.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.40
Audience: Adult
Edition: English