The Good Dream

The Good Dream

Book - 2012
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A poignant, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel about an unlikely path to motherhood, and of two lost souls healing each other. 1950, Tennessee. Ivorie Walker realizes that someone has been stealing vegetables from her garden, a feral, dirty-faced boy who disappears into the hills, and something about him haunts Ivorie. Who is he? How did he come to live in the hills? How can she save him?
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9780312367770
Characteristics: 308 pages ;,25 cm.

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Reads_A_Lot
Aug 31, 2017

Sometimes I just need a wholesome, feel good story set in a simpler time. This book was just that. A young boy who has survived a terrible life with an abusive father finds a lonely woman who needs someone to love and take care of. The boy's plight is heart-wrenching, but the majority of the book is filled with love and hope. Really enjoyed it, read it in a day.

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Jasmine2013
Jul 15, 2013

I really enjoyed this story. Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.

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MElaineMilanMerry
Jun 05, 2013

Very good story. The only thing that took away from it for me was the almost consistently short sentences. This does make it very down-to-earth, and the shorter sentences might just fit the Southern environment (where I'm not from and have never lived, granted) and the character best, but the writing could have been "matured" just a tiny bit for me.

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AliciaAllison
Apr 11, 2013

One of the most delightful books on CD I have ever listened to. The author's accent makes it so real that you feel you are actually in each scene. While it was a sweet story, it was not to sugary to believe. After reading/listening to this story, I have looked at people different from me, in a more gentle light.

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