The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell: A Novel Paperback – April 24, 2018

Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s coming-of-age story is, according to Booklist, “a novel that, if it doesn’t cross entirely over into John Irving territory, certainly nestles in close to the border.”Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother’s devout faith, his father’s practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls.Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design—especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he’d always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open—bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.Winner of Suspense Magazine’s Crimson Scribe Award.

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Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling writer Robert Dugoni’s coming-of-age story is, in step with Booklist, “a novel that, if it doesn’t cross entirely over into John Irving territory, indubitably nestles in with reference to the border.”Sam Hill at all times saw the arena through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was once known as “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother known as his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother’s devout faith, his father’s practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.Sam believed it was once God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the one African American kid in his class, to be the loved one he so desperately needed. And that it was once God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting each and every rule Sam had been taught about girls and boys.Forty years later, Sam, a small-the town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything else was once by design—especially no longer the tragedy that brought about him to show his back on his friends, his place of birth, and the life he’d at all times known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey with the intention to take him halfway world wide. This time, his eyes are wide open—bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can in any case see what in point of fact matters.Winner of Suspense Magazine’s Crimson Scribe Award.

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