The Wizard of Loneliness
"John Nichols has remarkable insight into life's crazy blend of comedy and tragedy. . . . Pure pleasure to read." —New York Times Book ReviewIt's World War II, and young Wendall Oler has been sent to stay will his father's family in rural Stebbinsville, Vermont. Using this opportunity to act out his resentment for the death of his mother and his father's leaving to fight in the war he does all he can to tyrannize his new family. Yet, thrown into the warmth of this country family, Wendall finds his resolve softening.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bnbookgirl - LibraryThing
Enjoyable. Wendall does all he can to act out his resentments when he is sent to live with his dad's family during WWII. Wendall is angry at the death of his mother and mad because his dad has left to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bherner - LibraryThing
After the New Mexico trilogy, which I loved, I started reading Nichols' other books. Most have been disappointing. This is a great one, if somewhat melencholy ... Read full review