The Wizard of Loneliness

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 17, 1994 - Fiction - 320 pages
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"John Nichols has remarkable insight into life's crazy blend of comedy and tragedy. . . . Pure pleasure to read." —New York Times Book Review

It'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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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (1994)

John Nichols is the author of On Top of Spoon Mountain, The Wizard of Loneliness, A Ghost in the Music, If Mountains Die, The Milagro Beanfield War, and other works. He lives in Taos, New Mexico.

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