When Crickets Cry (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Apr 4, 2006 - Fiction - 352 pages
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A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts.

It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girlís pretty yellow dress canít quite hide the ugly scar on her chest.

Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he's restoring at a nearby lake. The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.

Before it's over, they'll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry . . . and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners.

  

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I loved the author's prose and imagery. - Goodreads
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This book was pretty dang good. It starts off very confusing. You don't really know what's going on with Reese and his "story" and how his fate has anything to do with Annie's. But believe me, this ... Read full review

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Fiction with references to Shakespeare and the Bible. Also anatomy of the heart. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
17
Chapter 3
22
Chapter 4
28
Chapter 5
31
Chapter 6
38
Chapter 7
42
Chapter 8
44
Chapter 29
145
Chapter 30
152
Chapter 31
159
Chapter 32
164
Chapter 33
168
Chapter 34
178
Chapter 35
185
Chapter 36
187

Chapter 9
46
Chapter 10
50
Chapter 11
54
Chapter 12
58
Chapter 13
64
Chapter 14
66
Chapter 15
69
Chapter 16
75
Chapter 17
78
Chapter 18
82
Chapter 19
99
Chapter 20
100
Chapter 21
104
Chapter 22
113
Chapter 23
115
Chapter 24
124
Chapter 25
128
Chapter 26
135
Chapter 27
137
Chapter 28
143
Chapter 37
189
Chapter 38
193
Chapter 39
197
Chapter 40
203
Chapter 41
206
Chapter 42
211
Chapter 43
217
Chapter 44
233
Chapter 45
241
Chapter 46
250
Chapter 47
262
Chapter 48
276
Chapter 49
278
Chapter 50
281
Chapter 51
285
Chapter 52
292
Chapter 53
305
Chapter 54
323
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About the author (2006)

Charles Martin is Professor of English Emeritus at Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York. Martin s fourth book of poems, Starting from Sleep: New and Selected Poems was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, as were two previous volumes, What Darkness Proposes and Steal the Bacon. He is the translator of the widely acclaimed The Poems of Catullus and the author of a critical study of Catullus. His translation of Ovid s Metamorphoses won the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

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