Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

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

When Charlie St. Cloud was 15, he 'borrowed' a car to take his 12 year old brother Sam to a baseball game and instead had a deadly accident. Charlie barely survived and his brother did not but Charlie promised him he would never leave him. Now 28, Charlie is the caretaker of the cemetery where Sam is buried and every evening at dusk throws balls with Sam. Yes, the dead brother.

Tess is planning a world-wide solo sailing adventure when she meets Charlie. Over time there develops a beautiful relationship.

But Charlie eventually has to decide between his brother and Tess and even life and death.

This book is a sweet love story with a twist.

First Line: "I believe in miracles."


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