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Light from Distant Stars
Light from Distant Stars: A Novel | Shawn Smucker
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When Cohen Marah steps over his father's body in the basement embalming room of the family's funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. As the last one to see his father, Cohen is the primary suspect. Over the next week, Cohen's childhood memories come back in living color. The dramatic events that led to his father being asked to leave his pastoral position. The game of baseball that somehow kept them together. And the two children in the forest who became his friends--and enlisted him in a dark and dangerous undertaking. As the lines blur between what was real and what was imaginary, Cohen is faced with the question he's been avoiding: Did he kill his father? In Light from Distant Stars, master story weaver Shawn Smucker relays a tale both eerie and enchanting, one that will have you questioning reality and reaching out for what is true, good, and genuine.
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thereadingunicorn
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Pruzy How did you do a special font?!!!?! 2w
thereadingunicorn @Pruzy it a app called FancyKey FancyKey - Keyboard Themes by FancyKey Keyboard, Inc. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fancykey-keyboard-themes/id1073000685 2w
Pruzy @thereadingunicorn Cool thanks! 2w
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thereadingunicorn
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Hey everyone, sorry I haven‘t been on much. My life been crazy . I been taken care of my grandpa that had Altimazer and has less then 2 weeks to live. I hope everyone doing good.

Butterflyamore I‘m very sorry about your grandfather. 3mo
JennyM Hope you are ok. Sending hugs xx 3mo
thereadingunicorn @Butterflyamore it okay . It my husband grandpa but I am really close to him. I watch him 5 days a week form 9am-5pm. He has good day and bad days. 3mo
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abbsinwonderland Sending you lots of love 💕 3mo
TheSpineView So sorry to hear! Hugs!💓 3mo
marleed I‘m so sorry. Plz know my thoughts hold you up. 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Sorry to hear that - my thoughts are with you 3mo
CarolynM Sorry you're going through such a hard time💕 Sending hugs. 3mo
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c.gonzalez86
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Never thought i was going to read a book that has so much suspens.. I am loving it.. #revellreads

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Butterflyamore
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Mehso-so

I liked Smucker‘s book and I think that if you enter in with the right expectations, you might enjoy it more than I did.

You can see my full review here:

https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/320206345406312?s=1282951466&sfns...

Or follow me on Goodreads! Link in profile.

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Cohen Marah clears his throat quietly, more out of discomfort than the presence of any particular thing that needs clearing, and attempts to step over the body for a second time. His heel no more than lightens its weight on the earth before he puts his foot back down and sighs.

#firstline #shawnsmucker #lightfromdistantstars #bookclub #bookclubpick #scifi #magicalrealism

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Paperback.Propensity
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Mehso-so

Very slow, and it started out feeling like domestic fiction, only for it to turn out to be something closer to magical realism.
There was also a character in it who didn't need to be there, contributed nothing to the plot. It goes back and forth between past and present, but feeling like it was about two different characters. By the time the two timelines meet up, the book is nearly finished

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c.gonzalez86
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Look what i got a new book to read.. And it sounds suspens too me.. #revellreads @revellbooks

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Paperback.Propensity
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Hoping to finish this by tomorrow night.
I won it as an ARC from LibraryThing, and I am not really sure what to say about it, but I have to review it because that's the deal.
It's not a terrible book, I just don't really have much to say about it (so far).

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hes7
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#BookMail

"When Cohen Marah steps over his father's body in the basement embalming room of the family's funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. As the last one to see his father, Cohen is the primary suspect.”

thecurlybookworm What a lovely cover! 5mo
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Paperback.Propensity
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I got book mail today. I won Light From Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker through LibraryThing. I'm excited because I loved his other book, The Day the Angels Fell.
And the cover is so pretty