Some Small Magic Some Small Magic

Some Small Magic

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Publisher Description

After discovering a collection of letters written by his father, who he thought was dead, Abel Shifflett decides to run away—accompanied by Willie, his adult friend who is mentally disabled but extremely protective of him. But their journey is ill-fated from the start. Will Abel find the home—and father—he's always longed for?

All Abel wants is a little bit of magic in his life. Enough money so his mom doesn’t cry at night. Healing for his broken body. And maybe a few answers about his past.

When Abel discovers letters to him from the father he believed dead, he wonders if magic has come to the hills of Mattingly, Virginia, after all. But not everything is as it seems.

With a lot of questions and a little bit of hope, Abel decides to run away to find the truth. But danger follows him from the moment he jumps his first boxcar, forcing Abel to rely on his simpleminded friend Willie—a man wanted for murder who knows more about truth than most—and a beautiful young woman they met on the train.

From Appalachia to the Tennessee wilds and through the Carolina mountains, the name of a single small town beckons: Fairhope. That is where Abel believes his magic lays. But will it be the sort that will bring a broken boy healing? And is it the magic that will one day lead him home?
An achingly perfect tale of love, friendship and faithIncludes discussion questions for book clubs Other books by Billy Coffey: Snow Day, Paper Angels, The Devil Walks in Mattingly, and In the Heart of the Dark Wood

Fiction & Literature
March 14
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

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SOME SMALL MAGIC by Billy Coffey. Thomas Nelson publisher
All Abel wanted was a little magic in his life, money for his mom, and healing for his broken body, from a medical condition. Letters come, were they really from his dead father, could he find answers from where they came from. Last day of school he played a trick on the bully, who caused Abel to be at the principal's office time and time again. Chris vows to get even, and Abel, has to take it serious, because his body might not take it. A traveling medicine man comes to town, could that be the magic he needed. Or if they went, would there be more talk about him and his mother. For Abel a young boy the belief in magic is real. The story touches one of the magic that is all around, one only has to believe. Story that will change, encourage,you as you travel with Abel. Given ARC by Thomas Nelson for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

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