Waking the Dead (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, Nov 23, 2010 - Fiction - 386 pages
19 Reviews

Aspiring politician Fielding Pierce and social activist Sarah Williams are madly in love. But while both are passionate liberals, their very different approaches to their beliefs result in a rollercoaster relationship. Nevertheless, when Sarah is killed in a terrorist attack during a mission to help Chilean refugees, Fielding is devastated and engrosses himself in his political ambitions. Years later, on the verge of election to the U.S. Congress, Fielding becomes haunted by Sarah’s memory, causing him to call into question not only his ideals but also his sanity. Told with heartbreaking intensity, Waking the Dead is a profound examination of love and loss. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

  

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Great sex scenes, though. - Goodreads
The writing is solid with touches of brilliance. - Goodreads
I'm not sure how I feel about the ending. - Goodreads
Just don't expect a John Grisham-style page turner. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Isla McKetta - Goodreads

This has always been one of my favorite films... the one I return to over and over when I really need a good sob, so I've meant to read the book for a long time. The movie adaptation is faithful so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shannon Miller - Goodreads

I gave it 253-pages hoping something remotely interesting would happen, but I'm not going to waste any more time on this snoozefest. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Scott Spencer (b. 1945) is the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of ten novels, including Endless Love and A Ship Made of Paper, both of which have been nominated for the National Book Award. Two of his books, Endless Love and Waking the Dead, have been adapted into films. He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, and Williams College and is a regular contributor to Rolling Stone. Spencer lives in upstate New York.

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