Heading Out to Wonderful (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)

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9781410448880: Heading Out to Wonderful (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
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In a small 1940s Virginia town, mysterious stranger Charlie Beale meets Sylvan Glass, the teen bride of the town's richest man, and Sam Haislett, the 5-year-old son of owner of the butcher shop where Charlie gets a job, and soon the interaction between the three of them alters the town forever. (general fiction). Simultaneous.

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In addition to A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick is the author of the acclaimed memoir The End of the World as We Know It. He lives in a small Virginia town.


“Doesn’t disappoint.”—John Searles, on NBC’s "Today"

“Fans of Goolrick's juicy debut novel A Reliable Wife—which spent 32 weeks on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list—can't wait for this follow-up.”—USAToday.com

“Deliciously dark and dangerous.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

“Within the heartbreak of this story, there is joy and beauty . . . In a year when so many of the books I’ve read have been lovely and memorable, Heading Out to Wonderful is my favorite. I could not possibly recommend it or any other book more highly.”—Literate Housewife

“Goolrick spins out his tale like a mountain ballad . . . Dreamers like Charlie will still try to blunder on to wonderful, and they're the ones whom poets will sing about and old men will remember.”
—Wilmington Star-News

“Robert Goolrick vividly evokes two lovers doomed by their place and their past.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“[A] poetic tale that simmers with foreboding atmosphere.”—Printers Row magazine, Chicago Tribune

“[An] unforgettable story of lost and displaced souls in search of identity, acceptance and belonging . . . Goolrick (A Reliable Wife) masterfully ratchets up the tension, while evocative sensory detail and spiritual overtones infuse the emotional landscape of a powerful, climactic novel that seeks to define and explore the meaning of love and goodness.”—Shelf Awareness

“Robert Goolrick is a master of emotive, suspense-driven drama.”—Flavorpill


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