The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

A father protects his daughter from the legacy of his past and the truth about her mother's death in this thrilling new novel from the prize-winning author of The Good Thief.After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter, Loo, to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife's hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo strug...

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Title:The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
Author:Hannah Tinti
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ISBN:0812989880
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:376 pages

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley Reviews

  • Karen
    Apr 30, 2017
    How can we love loathsome characters? Well, I did just that with Samuel Hawley! His relationship with his daughter Loo is very special, not a normal relationship, but you feel the love.This is in part a thriller, and really keeps you reading!I would recommend this!...
  • Taryn
    Apr 10, 2017
    "The past is like a shadow, always trying to catch up.” 3.5 Stars. A beautifully-written story about an unconventional father-daughter relationship. For as long as Loo can remember, it's always been just her and her father Samuel Hawley; her mother Lily died when Loo was a baby. Hawley sets...
  • Angela M
    Apr 26, 2017
    Reading this book prompted me to think about how I judge the books that I read. Certainly by the writing, the story, the structure, the themes, that sometimes indescribable thing that draws me in, and of course, the characters. There are probably other things that influence my views - the mood I'm i...
  • Emily May
    Dec 08, 2016
    Beautiful and bittersweet.There's something about the kind of relationships, like the one in this book, that really speaks to my heart. A gruff, gun-toting, bullet-scarred man, and a spirited teenage girl - an unlikely pair, and yet when the relationship is so full of love and mutual respect, as it ...
  • Elyse
    Dec 28, 2016
    "And then suddenly it was over. The lunge threw him off balance and he flipped backward, so that for a brief shining moment he was upside down, his feet still peddling the air, and then the full weight of Samuel Hayley crashed down on the tip of the greasy pole, snapping the end of the mast in two, ...
  • Norma
    Mar 17, 2017
    Wow!  This book definitely took me on one heck of a scary and thrilling roller coaster ride!THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY by HANNAH TINTI is an absolutely riveting and captivating tale of a father’s love for his daughter.  This book drew me in right from the very first chapter and thr...
  • karen
    Jan 25, 2017
    book club is going on NOW! https://discussions.rifflebooks.com/t...what a kick-ass heartbreaker of a book. this would be really good friends with She Rides Shotgun - both are grit-lit coming-of-age novels featuring the relationship between a criminal father and the lessons such a man is able to impa...
  • Paromjit
    Mar 14, 2017
    This novel is a bittersweet examination of a father and daughter relationship and a coming of age story. Samuel Hawley and Loo have spent most of their time living in places on a temporary basis. This has ensured that they have the routine down pat when it comes to leaving, taking only the bare mini...
  • Pouting Always
    Mar 14, 2017
    Why is it always so much easier to talk about things you don't like? I literally do not have the words to explain why I loved this books so much. It just felt so perfect. I love Loo and Sam and Lily and I'm so heartbroken that the book is over and I want to curl up and cry. I felt so taken in by the...
  • Larry H
    Apr 22, 2017
    One thing about love, be it romantic, parental, filial, even platonic, is that sometimes you can't help whom you love, and you find yourself loving someone in spite of their faults (if not even because of them). Do we turn our backs on those we love just because they may be imperfect, despite all th...