Wish You Well (Hardcover)

Author: Baldacci, David

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It is 1940 and a tragedy sends two young children, Lou and Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of Southwestern Virginia to live with their great-grandmother. The portraits of the land and its people are described with an extraordinary eye for detail as the story flows through swells of prejudice, innocence, greed, and faith, and the question of whether one can ever really wish another well. *Author: Baldacci, David *Binding Type: Hardcover *Number of Pages: 400 *Publication Date: 2000/10/24 *Language: English *Dimensions: 8.70 x 5.70 x 1.30 inches

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Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780446527163
SKU 30613687
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0446527165
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Author Info
David Baldacci
It's rare that former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush agree on anything, but both have publically proclaimed themselves fans of the bestselling novels of David Baldacci. Born (in 1960) and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Baldacci majored in political science at Virginia Commonwealth University before getting his law degree from the University of Virginia. He then practiced law in Washington D.C. for almost a decade, all the while trying to ignite his writing career by submitting short stories to various journals and publishers. After collecting rejection notices for several years, most people would likely surrender their dreams in frustration, but Baldacci decided to dive even deeper into his writing career by penning a novel, which eventually became the instant bestseller ABSOLUTE POWER. This remarkable debut showcases all of the literary stylings and plot elements that Baldacci has become best known for--sharply drawn characters testing their own morality as they become engaged in various levels of political intrigue. Several of his books document the high-stakes adventures of the Camel Club, a group of four political watchdogs who expose and undermine governmental conspiracies. While Baldacci's thrillers have become mainstays on bestseller lists worldwide, he has refused to settle into a niche churning out a formulaic series, instead exploring other genres in his critically-acclaimed books THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN and WISH YOU WELL. He is also a prominent philanthropist and, in 2002, Baldacci and his wife Michelle created the Wish You Well Foundation, a renowned charitable supporter of literacy programs.
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"A little slow but nearly always engaging, WISH YOU WELL is an honorable and solid effort by the author to break out of his genre origins into something more rounded and substantial."
"I might say about this novel what another reviewer said about one of mine: The author threw in everything but the kitchen sink, and a second reading would probably turn up the sink as well. But that is not necessarily bad. Baldacci is a commercial novelist who knows how to stir the pot. If WISH YOU WELL is not literature, neither is it ever dull."
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Editors Note In 1940, tragedy forces Lou, her little brother Oz, and their invalid mother to move to the mountains of southwestern Virginia to live with their great-grandmother, but a courtroom battle could determine the fates of the entire family.
Annotation Set in the 1940s, WISH YOU WELL tells the story of 12-year-old Louisa May Cardinal's coming of age. Born and raised in the Big Apple, Louisa is sent to live with her grandmother in the Appalachians after her father is killed in a car accident. The Virginia mountain folk teach Louisa rustic values, but Baldacci throws some trademark elements of action and suspense into his homespun tale. When evil businessmen come around, looking to exploit the land for profit, high-speed car chases and a dramatic courtroom climax result.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0400
Publisher Grand Central Publishing

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