Mankell, Henning. Shadows in the twilight.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

MANKELL, Henning. Shadows in the twilight. Random House, Delacorte. 208p. c2008. 978-0-385-73496-7. $15.99. (Lib. bdg: 978-0-385-90490-2. $18.99.) J

In this companion to A Bridge to the Stars, it's now the fall of 1957 in the little northern Swedish town where Joel, nearly 12, lives with his father. Joel feels like "nothing ever happens in this dump"; and then something amazing takes place. Carelessly running across the street, he's run over by a bus, but somehow survives without a scratch. Joel is not sure how he feels about God, but he's convinced a miracle has taken place, and he feels he must do a good deed to express his gratitude. He decides to find a husband for his whimsical, lonely adult friend Gertrud, who lost her nose in an operation. His...

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