27 February 2008 ~ 1 Comment

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood


This is not the kind of book I would usually enjoy. It sounds syrupy (and it kind of is) and it had deep meaning (and it does). But I loved this book. The writing is… well… it’s lyrical. I read this one quickly, couldn’t put it down. This is actually the first book by Ben Sherwood I’ve read. I think I’ll have to seek out that 747 one I hear a lot about…

Definitely a must read book. I think it’s one of those “it’s nice to think that way” kind of thing. For me, the story was just really well done. I will say I saw the Tess thing about 3000 miles away 😉

Read this one!

From the Publisher
“The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud tells the haunting story of a young man who narrowly survives a terrible car wreck that kills his little brother. Years later, the brothers’ bond remains so strong that it transcends the normal boundaries separating life and death.” “Charlie St. Cloud lives in a snug New England fishing village. By day he tends the lawns and monuments of the ancient cemetery where his younger brother, Sam, is buried. Graced with an extraordinary gift after surviving the accident, he can still see, talk, and even play catch with Sam’s spirit. But townsfolk whisper that Charlie has never recovered from his loss.” “Into his carefully ordered life comes Tess Carroll, a captivating, adventuresome woman training for a solo sailing trip around the globe. Fate steers her boat into a treacherous storm that blows her back to harbor, to a charged encounter with Charlie, and to a surprise more overwhelming than the violent sea itself.” Charlie and Tess discover a beautiful and uncommon connection that leads to a race against time and a desperate choice between death and life, between the past and the future, between holding on and letting go.

One Response to “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood”

  1. Susan Helene Gottfried 28 February 2008 at 12:58 am Permalink

    Yep, I loved this. Raved about. E-mailed his agent and ask if she’d represent me (she’s retired).

    747 is great, too.

    And yes, I saw the Tess thing from far off, too.

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