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Above the Thunder
Above the Thunder
Author: Renee Manfredi
A wary, middle-aged widow numbed by loss and disappointment. A preternaturally intelligent little girl who eavesdrops on the dead. A charming, sybaritic gay man torn between his love for his partner and the anarchy of his desires.These are the charged poles of Ren?e Manfredi’s gorgeously written first novel, a book that explores the curren...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400078509
ISBN-10: 1400078504
Publication Date: 5/10/2005
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a great book to read if you want to get lost in the book. The characters of this book are so believable, and I was always left wondering what was going to happen next. I had never heard of this author or book before I picked it up at a used book sale, but I loved it. I was very sad when I finished with it.
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An unlikely group of people form strong and lasting relationships. A wonderful read.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a great story about what family can be & is.
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Really enjoyed this. Great characters and writing. I was sad to see this book end.
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I wasn't sure that I was going to like this novel when I started. I didn't feel an instant connection to any of the characters, however, I'm glad that I stayed with it as I became truly engaged. This is quite a dark book but one that also leaves the door open for hope.
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Moving and touching story about love and loss and souls bound together.
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A very engrossing story by first time novelist; great cast of characters, well defined and believable; Anna, the main female; her grand daughter that she's met for the first time; Jack and Stuart, a gay couple, one who finds out he is HIV positive because of his hard to control libido; Marvin, Anna's son in law & father to Flynn (the granddaughter)who brings Flynn to stay with her grandma in hopes that Anna will keep her and finish bringing her up.
Flynn is into spirits, reincarnation, past lives...a beautiful, enchanting, and very troubled 9 year old girl.
Renee Manfredi weaves a tale that will pull the reader in
and keep her or him enthralled.
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This story was extraordinary!!! I was deeply touched by all the different characters in this book. Such a heartfelt story about people who are essentially strangers in the beginning but end up together as a close knit family. This is a book that I will not soon forget! Highly recommended!!


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