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I read this book years ago simply because I loved the title and cover!
The characters all have their flaws, but the family that the story revolves around is good at heart, and this comes through in their actions.
I got the feeling that a lot of what's in these pages is biographical, and if it isn't, I'd be willing to bet Ford knew a family like this.
Had been wanting to read this for a long time. Had trouble finding it in the stores, so I decided to buy on line. Glad I did. Was an odd little read, but I really enjoyed it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Renee Bell
If you've never been a kid who indulged his or her imagination, this book is not the book for you. For the rest of us it is a fascinating and captivating tale of growing up in the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John F. Connors
I enjoyed Jeffrey Ford's novel. It was dark and mysterious and steeped in childhood nostalgia. I can see why people keep comparing this to Ray Bradbury, but Mr. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MLD
I read this book years ago simply because I loved the title and cover! It just said, 'read me'. And I've have never forgotten it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by sally barry
This is an amazing book. The prose is brief and crisp, but at the same time, the details are precise and vivid. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jesse Buerk
The Shadow Year is, quite simply, the best book I've read in a decade.
Jeffrey Ford is an incredibly talented story-teller. Read more
The Wonder Years meets Stand By Me mixed with a bit of To Kill a Mockingbird. Delightful peeps into childhood with all of it's dysfunction. Read morePublished on September 19, 2012 by Susan T. Hawthorne
Good for teens and seniors--- I am 71, and it brought back memories, but I also think my granddaughters would benefit from reading about growing up in that era.Published on September 6, 2012 by JoB
I absolutely loved this book. It brought me back to my younger years when I thought my dysfunctional family was pretty normal. Great characters. Read morePublished on July 19, 2012 by James H. Giammatteo