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Light from Distant Stars

– tekijä: Shawn Smucker

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When Cohen Marah steps over his father's body in the basement embalming room of the family's funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. As the last one to see his father, Cohen is the primary suspect. Over the next week, Cohen's childhood memories come back in living color. The dramatic events that led to his father being asked to leave his pastoral position. The game of baseball that somehow kept them together. And the two children in the forest who became his friends--and enlisted him in a dark and dangerous undertaking. As the lines blur between what was real and what was imaginary, Cohen is faced with the question he's been avoiding: Did he kill his father? In Light from Distant Stars, master story weaver Shawn Smucker relays a tale both eerie and enchanting, one that will have you questioning reality and reaching out for what is true, good, and genuine.… (lisätietoja)
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 19) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
I found this book to be so beautifully written! What I thought was going to be a mystery turned out to be so much more! It’s told by Cohen in both present day (actually 2015) and in the past as a young boy. I’m not sure really how to put it into words but it was so mesmerizing and sucks you in. ( )
  vickimarie2002 | Feb 19, 2020 |
Bookish First Impressions Excerpt Review 11July2019

This excerpt just drew me into a story for which I have so many unanswered questions. It is obvious that this is a family with scandalous secrets. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that the main character casually steps over his dead father in their basement mortuary. Again, another interesting aspect of concern is the family mortuary business. So many thoughts about why the preacher father is ousted from the church. Does the congregation still have faith in this family business? There seems to be a lot of repressed emotions and memories which are resurfacing. This book seems like an interesting read of a psychological drama with many twists and turns before a mysterious past is unraveled. ( )
  marquis784 | Feb 15, 2020 |
Another delightful, fantastical novel from Shawn Smucker, Light From Distant Stars features Cohen Marah, caught between the past and the present, between what is true and what lives in his memory. There’s baseball and friendship and trauma and till, plenty of hope as Cohen’s story unfolds.

Smucker writes with an enchanting beauty that makes Light From Distant Stars a captivating read, even if it does more slowly, at times, and I enjoyed it. It is a perfect reading choice for fans of character-driven plots with a touch of the magical, and I recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. ( )
  hes7 | Sep 25, 2019 |
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I received this book from Librarything Early Reviewers.

When I requested this book through Early Reviewers, the synopsis lead me to believe this was a mystery/thriller, so I don't think I am the intended audience for this novel. It is definitely not a thriller, and while there are some elements that make it a mystery , the mystery is never explicitly solved, but the reader is left to make their own conclusions. This is a Christian Fiction novel. The author is a very good writer if you know what type of book you're reading. It is very reflective, and looks back at the main character's relationship mainly with his father while his father is on his deathbed following a mysterious accident/incident that never gets fully explained.

I was thrown by the ending, but honestly had no idea where this book was leading anyway. I wouldn't call it a twist, but a major event takes place that seemed pretty out of left-field and had nothing to do with the main characters of the novel. This wasn't a bad thing, but just a different choice for the author to make.

All-in-all, I didn't love this book, but I feel like it needs to be properly marketed to the appropriate readers in order to be fully appreciated. ( )
  upinthestacks | Aug 30, 2019 |
Not entirely to my taste right now. Overwhelming thought is sadness for those in the story. ( )
  bookczuk | Aug 23, 2019 |
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When Cohen Marah steps over his father's body in the basement embalming room of the family's funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. As the last one to see his father, Cohen is the primary suspect. Over the next week, Cohen's childhood memories come back in living color. The dramatic events that led to his father being asked to leave his pastoral position. The game of baseball that somehow kept them together. And the two children in the forest who became his friends--and enlisted him in a dark and dangerous undertaking. As the lines blur between what was real and what was imaginary, Cohen is faced with the question he's been avoiding: Did he kill his father? In Light from Distant Stars, master story weaver Shawn Smucker relays a tale both eerie and enchanting, one that will have you questioning reality and reaching out for what is true, good, and genuine.

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