A Sudden Light

A Sudden Light

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The New York Times bestselling a€œwitty, atmospherica€ (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: a€œA captivating page-turnera€ (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990, Trevor Riddell recalls the events surrounding his fourteenth birthday, when he gets his first glimpse of the infamous Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattlea€™s Puget Sound. Trevora€™s bankrupt parents have separated, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with Aunt Serena, dispatch the ailing and elderly Grandpa Samuel to a nursing home, sell off the house and property for development, and divide up the profits. But as young Trevor explores the housea€™s hidden stairways and forgotten rooms, he discovers secrets that convince him that the family plan may be at odds with the landa€™s true destiny. Only Trevora€™s willingness to face the dark past of his forefathers will reveal the key to his familya€™s future. Spellbinding and atmospheric, A Sudden Light is rich with vivid characters, poetic scenes of natural beauty, and powerful moments of spiritual transcendence. a€œGarth Stein is resourceful, cleverly piecing together the family history with dreams, overheard conversations, and reminiscencesa€ba tale well told, a€ (The Seattle Times)a€”a triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power.a€œDid you try the fuse box? ... I mean, some ax murderer with night-vision goggles could turn off the power and then hunt you down in the dark and you couldna#39;t ... A diagram explained which fuse controlled which circuit, but it was hardly legible.

Title:A Sudden Light
Author: Garth Stein
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2014-09-30

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