Land of a Hundred Wonders
by Lesley Kagen
Kindle Edition-

From the national bestselling author of Whistling in the Dark comes another funny, poignant, unforgettable story.

The summer Gibby McGraw ...

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  "If Lorna Landvik's quirky descriptions of small time life entice you, you will love this book." by Clifford (see profile) 02/14/09

The biggest “Wonder” about this book is how the author, Lesley Kagen, has been able to turn a story depicting a grisly murder mystery into what I would consider a light, and at times funny, beach read. A quirky cast of small town misfits, led by Gibby , who is NQR (not quite right) after sustaining brain damage in an auto accident , set out to solve the crime. This book is a quick and easy read that still provides interesting discussion opportunities for a book club. I would suggest it for a summer selection.

 
  "Do not recommend." by LWharf (see profile) 03/25/09

Do not recommend.

 
  "more to this book than you think" by Eviee2013 (see profile) 03/28/09

What sounds like it may be a sing-songy light hearted book actually has some pretty deep themes. When everything comes full circle, you appreciate where this book has taken you.

 
  ""Quite Right" Lesley Kagen! Bravo!!" by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 07/27/11

Author, Lesley Kagen embodies a true talent for bringing her characters to life. I truly feel like I knew each character, at one time or another throughout my life. Two of them, Gibby and Billy, I will remember for a lifetime.

Gibby is "NQR" due to a brain injury. You will love who she is and the miracles she views from everyday life. Gibby has the uncanny ability to remember her favorite sayings, although they are "NQR" as well. (I laughed so hard that I had tears streaming down my face.) Billy is Gibby's saving grace with a heart so tender, that he sees her for who she is and loving her despite her short comings.

Growing up in the sixties and seventies I could relate to the innocence and innocence lost during that time in history. The corruption, the racism and secrets...we've come along way and yet have so far to go.

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