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Sam Theopolis entered the Woolman household like a clown with treasures up his sleeve. He kept the absent-minded Jessie from permanently checking out of reality, and he brought an inconceivable joy to Jessie's younger daughter and grandson. But just when the current of their lives seemed smooth and untroubled, tragedy struck like a squall. With eccentric characters reminiscent of Anne Tyler, Willard takes the reader on a quirky journey of the heart.
©1993 Nancy Willard; (P)1993 Recorded Books

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Lovely prose. but...

... I kept falling asleep. I rallied because it was a good story that was well-written. I can only blame the narration. I couldn't understand why a man narrated what was a woman's story... and, why the man chosen used such a prissy voice when narrating the female characters.

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