Wish You Well by David Baldacci audiobook

Wish You Well

By David Baldacci
Read by Norma Lana

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9780446527163
9.86 Hours Unabridged
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David Baldacci's million-copy-plus bestseller is now a feature film available on DVD and video on demand! Precocious 12-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes--and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. Suddenly Lou finds herself coming of age in a new landscape, making her first true friend, and experiencing adventures tragic, comic, and audacious. But the forces of greed and justice are about to clash over her new home...and as their struggle is played out in a crowded Virginia courtroom, it will determine the future of two children, an entire town, and the mountains they love.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A USA Today bestseller

David Baldacci's million-copy-plus bestseller is now a feature film available on DVD and video on demand!


Precocious 12-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes--and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. Suddenly Lou finds herself coming of age in a new landscape, making her first true friend, and experiencing adventures tragic, comic, and audacious. But the forces of greed and justice are about to clash over her new home...and as their struggle is played out in a crowded Virginia courtroom, it will determine the future of two children, an entire town, and the mountains they love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Baldacci triumphs with his best novel yet, an utterly captivating drama…What the novel offers above all is bone-deep emotional truth…This novel has a huge heart—and millions of readers are going to love it.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Readers will keep turning the pages of this delightful tale. Orlando Sentinel
“Knot-tight, driven, and in the end, an uplifting gospel that speaks to the strength of family bonds, Wish You Well adds a new dimension to Baldacci the writer and to the code of Appalachia-inspired artistry…The ending is pure Baldacci, uncertain until the last page.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“An exciting and engrossing story…A fine rewarding book.” Mansfield (OH) News Journal
“Wish You Well, set in [Baldacci’s] native Virginia, is a tale of hope and wonder…This shift from contentious urbanites to homespun hill families may come as a surprise to some of Baldacci’s fans—but they can rest assured: the author’s sense of pacing and exuberant prose have made the leap as well…Baldacci switches deftly between lovingly detailed character description and patient development of the novel’s central plot.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“[An] affecting novel whose richly textured setting of southwestern Virginia in the 1940s draws on the reminiscences of his mother and grandmother...Readers of historical fiction will welcome his debut in the genre.” Library Journal
“An excellent portrait of race and class distinction of the time and place and of a young woman growing up. And a good read.” Kliatt
“Baldacci slows things down a bit [in] Wish You Well, a story he culled from his own family’s history and experiences. It’s a coming-of-age tale reminiscent of that timeless classic To Kill a Mockingbird, where the setting—Virginia mountain coal country in the post-Depression 40s—is as much a character as any of the people who walk the pages.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review

Reviews

Reviews

by Jack Vincent 9/13/2017
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Very Different Old Time Mystery

This book took me by surprised , most of David Baldacci books are who done it books of murder . However this is a book that starts with a tragedy and the children go to live in the mountains with their great grandmother and it's there they discover their roots the mystery of life . It will hold your interested , and of course make you think back to your own life growing up . Very southern in feel

Author

Author Bio: David Baldacci

Author Bio: David Baldacci

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. In 2011 he was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. He is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English