Wednesday, January 30, 2013
One Summer by David Baldacci
David Baldacci is a worldwide bestselling novelist. His books have been published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. He is one of the world's favorite storytellers.
This book isn't his typical offering as the writer of blockbuster thrillers, but it is a moving account of one family who learned to love and reconnect after being exposed to terrible tragedy.
It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie's death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie's childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.
David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. You can find out more about him by going to www.davidbaldacci.com and his foundation by going to www.wishyouwellfoundation.org . He also has a program designed to spread books across America. You can find out more about this by going to www.feedingbodyandmind.com .
This was my first Baldacci book, but it won't be my last. I intend to catch up on his other titles and I highly recommend him to you.