Robert Dugoni talking with Danielle Miller, Director, Washington Talking Book & Braille Library prior to his presentation. Mighty interesting sharing of parts of his life, his love of books, library memories, law school, living in San Francisco, moving to Seattle, leaving law – writing writing writing. Rejections rejections rejections. Success!! Cool story well told.
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Danielle Hennessy Miller, Director, Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, M. Barrett Miller, Robert Dugoni 13 April 2018
“Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times #1 Author of The Tracy Crosswhite series, My Sister’s Grave, Her Final Breath, In the Clearing, The Trapped Girl, and Close to Home. His literary novel, The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell will be released April 24, 2018. He is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction, and the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award for best novel in the Pacific Northwest.”
I am presently reading “In the Clearing“, the 3rd in the Tracy Crosswhite series. I’m buring up my Kindle turning the pages…
“Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, Tracy has dedicated her career to bringing justice and closure to the families and friends of victims of crime.
So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier, Tracy agrees. Following up on evidence Jenny’s detective father collected when he was the investigating deputy, Tracy probes one small town’s memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community’s fabric. Can Tracy uphold the promise she’s made to the dead girl’s family and deliver the truth of what happened to their daughter? Or will she become the next victim?” Amazon
“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.” Amazon Books