Once Upon A Day

Once Upon A Day

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Nineteen years ago, a famous filmmaker disappeared from Los Angeles, taking his two children, Dorothea and Jimmy, to a desolate corner of New Mexico. There he raised them in complete isolation without television, computer, radio -- not even a newspaper. Now, at twenty-three, Dorothea leaves in search of her missing brother -- and ventures into the outside world for the first time. Her search becomes an odyssey of discovery when Dorothea meets Stephen Spaulding, a cab driver dealing with his own mysterious history. With him as her guide, Dorothea uncovers the truth of her family's past and the terrifying day that changed her father forever. Together, they have a chance to discover that although a heart can be broken by the tragic events of a day, a day can also bring a new chance at love and a deeper understanding of life's infinite possibilities.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2006
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743492782
0743492781
9780743492775
0743492773
Branch Call Number: FIC
FIC
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 24 cm

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Oct 16, 2017

Definitely worth the read with a caution. As I had been totally immersed in the first section, I found the parallel stories disruptive to the point where I checked to see if it was actually short stories rather than a novel. I solved the problem by skipping ahead to the chapters that provided continuity to the story. Other readers may enjoy the skipping back and forth.

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