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The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel | Brady Udall
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Profound and stirring . . . brilliantly executed.Wall Street Journal Rambling and generous . . . it reads at times like a John Irving novel touched up by Roy Blount Jr. . . . Sweet, sad, and refreshing.New York Times Book Review [Edgars] soul is as spotless as John Waynes .45, and so is Udalls sharp and rangy prose. His similes sting, his sentences go bang, and his chapters roll like the wagon wheels across the harsh Mormon desert of right and wrong.GQ Extraordinary. . . . There are pages that are just fall-down funny. . . . Its like nothing else youve ever read.Newsweek Vibrant, big-hearted. . . . A poignant, picaresque odyssey.?Chicago Tribune A marvelous first novel. . . . An adept mix of humor and pathos.Los Angeles Times An ingenious tale [that] takes its heart from Dickens and its soul from Americas great outlaw West.Elle
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squirrelbrain
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I only posted a review of this one recently but it fits nicely with the prompt as Edgar has a number of near misses in his life but always gets saved....
#howtosavealife
#septembersins

laurenbescoby Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Hoping to get a gift to you by the end of the month 💕 x 4mo
squirrelbrain I had a lovely birthday thank you @laurenbescoby - don‘t worry about a gift - send me a little note if you have time. I‘d love to hear all your news! 4mo
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This was a re-read for me, but it‘s so long ago that I didn‘t remember it at all.... It‘s a quirky and fun book. Edgar is sometimes adorable and sometimes not but you can forgive him his momentary horrid spells as life has dealt him a very bad hand. Most of the other characters really are awful so you‘re rooting for Edgar throughout the book...

Love this cover as well ❤️

#arizona
#ReadingUSA2019

Librarybelle It is a great cover! 5mo
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kellyann28
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I got this on sale or free from my BookBub email and it is a DELIGHT. Full of funny little quips and I am really digging the author's writing style.

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squirrelbrain
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I read this many, many years ago but I‘m planning on a re-read soon, as it fits for #arizona in ReadingTheUSA2019...

#maymoviemagic

#waitingforthemiracle

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A while back, Liberty did a "tell me what you like and I'll tell ya what to read". She chose this for me and how right she was! It's a tale of growing up, beating the odds, fighting for your life, loyalty, friendship, and family. I was so nervous for Edgar every minute. If you like Owen Meaney and other John Irving novels, mixed with the brutal memoirs we all like of people overcoming incredible circumstances, this is for you.

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