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Wish You Well
Wish You Well
Author: David Baldacci
It is 1940 and a tragedy sends two young children, Lou and her little brother Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of Southwestern Virginia to live with their great-grandmother Louisa Mae Cardinal. The story is told with both heart-breaking elegance and large doses of touching humor as the lives of Lou ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446527163
ISBN-10: 0446527165
Publication Date: 10/2000
Pages: 401
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 154 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
I loved this book! Good voice, great characters, and believable storyline.

I aquired this book from my mother and was not thrilled about reading it from the jacket blurb, but after a few months of it sitting on my bedside table I finally cracked it open. Once I actually read this book I found I had a hard time putting it down. I felt as if I knew the characters and grew along with them. I could actually hear the Virginia accent. And I truely felt for all the characters as if they were friends and neighbors of my own. A wonderful book.
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Helpful Score: 8
The book starts off in 1940. A family tragedy in New York sends a 12 yr. old girl and her 7 yr. old brother to live with their great-grandmother in rural W.Va. A great story about adaptation, family, and friends. It takes you back to an age when kids were kids and went exploring in the woods without fear of anything, just having fun. It'll have you laughing - and getting all choked up. I have never been disappointed in a Baldacci book.
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Helpful Score: 8
Well written, awesome story, I didn't want it to end! Totally out of Baldacci's norm, it's quite inspiring and touching. I highly recommend this book!
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Helpful Score: 6
Usually my husband reads the David Baldacci books, but this one is different. In this book, he has written about his roots in the mountains. Drawing on his family history, Baldacci writes about two children from NYC who lose their parents and go to live with their great-grandmother on her farm. They meet numerous 'characters' and learn a lot about live and loving people. This was a heartwarming, endearing story.
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Helpful Score: 6
Loved this book by Baldacci. It was so very different from his normal mystery/suspense novels. It was a beautiful, well written book!!
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This novel presents the life in the rural mountains of Virginia through a riveting story of two children and their experiences to a new life. It is a total different approach from the other works of Baldacci, but thoroughly enjoyable.
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Enjoyed this book very much. Although I felt that Baldacci could have written a much better ending, it seemed a little hurried.
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I have never read anything by this author. Decided to take a chance one this one and glad I did. Very good story, beginning to end!

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