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"Spellbinding." –People

"Lyrically written, thought-provoking and emotionally searing.... Another fascinating and powerful reflection from Mott on how the real world reacts when the impossible happens. "
-Kirkus

"Equal parts supernatural thriller and coming-of-age tale....[Readers] will be captivated by this poignant story of loss and love-and rewarded with a rich cast of characters."
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"An extraordinary and beautifully realized novel."

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"Masterly."
-Library Journal, starred review, on The Returned

"Impressive."
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About the Author

Jason Mott holds a BA in fiction and an MFA in poetry and is the author of two poetry collections. His writing has appeared in numerous literary journals, and he was nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize. Jason lives in North Carolina.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (September 30, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778316521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778316527
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Kindle Edition
“There’s a word for that feeling, Macon,” she said. “It’s called childhood. And once it’s gone, it’s gone. And that sense that the world is this large, magical thing gets taken away with it. In that moment, you become an adult, and you lose your ability to see the wonder of all things. All you see from that point forward is how broken everything will one day be."

Everyone was looking forward to the Fall Festival in Stone Temple, North Carolina. Pilot Matt Cooper, a local man whose claim to fame was that he joined a traveling air show troop, was going to be at the festival to wow the crowd with his flying. When the plane fell from the sky and crashed into the grain silo where the announcers had been seated everyone imagined the absolute worst~~that there would be many dead and many more injured. Only one person died that day and that was Matt Cooper.

One more person should have died that day and that was Ava Campbell's best friend: a boy named Wash. Ava and Wash were trapped under the rubble and Ava's father, Sheriff Macon Campbell, found the teenagers. Wash was badly injured and covered in blood. Ava was able to free herself enough to make it to Wash's side. In this age of YouTube and instant video access, what happened next would take the town of Stone Temple from near obscurity to overnight infamy.

No one can explain how Ava was able to heal Wash of his injuries they only know that she did. And now everyone wants something from young Ava. What no one, including Ava's own family, realizes is the toll that healing Wash has taken on Ava. There is a price to pay for that miracle and the cost of it is being paid by Ava.

The scientists and the clerics all want their time with Ava to find out how she did the healing.
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Started out strong with an interesting plot line and devolved from there. Within the first few chapters we had the story all laid out with the accident, the miracle healing and the media frenzy.
From there it all went downhill with too much sorrow, loss and travail and going really nowhere for me to remain gripped. I lost empathy for the characters after I lost count of the number of times they tell each other how sorry they are and apologize for nothing they caused or can control.
Could have been uplifting and inspiring. Instead I found myself annoyed at being able to predict the ending before I was halfway through. I wanted to be wrong, but wasn't. Sorry if this isn't a good review. I like the author's style and clearly he's talented.
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Format: Kindle Edition
I won this book through Goodreads, and I was very excited to read it because I had not read Jason Mott before. I really enjoyed it. I feel like I became very close with each of the characters in this book. Tragedy strikes the small town of Stone Temple, and the whole town is turned upside down. You get to see how each person is handling the aftermath, and the revelation of Ava's gift. The various perspectives make for a very interesting story, that is also very touching and thought-provoking. I felt the book was very subtle in that many of the pivotal parts of the story are kind of slipped in, letting the reader react to it and interpret it on their own. I really liked how it was done. Ava never wanted attention, so the subtlety really fits with her. The character development was great! I learned so much about everyone slowly, and with a lot of surprises. You think you know someone until one of the unexpected moments arrives. It really was done extremely well. I don't want to give away too much, but this book is definitely worth reading. It's not full of action-packed excitement, but it is full of those profound words, actions, and thoughts that will have an impact even well after you have finished it. Very moving!
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Tragedy strikes a small town when a plane accidentally crashes into a crowd of air show spectators. Among the casualties is a boy named Wash who is found amid the wreckage seriously injured, bloody and torn, by his best friend Ava. Distraught and panicked, Ava lays her hands upon Wash and they both witness his wounds miraculously heal. The existence of Ava’s power does not stay secret, but the healing results of using that power do not come without exacting a brutal price upon her. As others flock to the town to seek Ava’s aid, or to perhaps exploit and control her for their own goals, Ava and her single father, along with Wash and the grandmother who raises him must deal with these outside forces as well as new personal discoveries.

When I requested an advanced reading copy of this through NetGalley a part of me worried that the publisher would consider my thoughts on Jason Mott’s last book, The Returned, and refuse me. Though popular and spawning a television show, that novel left me feeling disappointed. The biggest factors in that reaction were its ending, which I found bordering on cartoonish, and the dilution of its focus across too wide a range of stories/points of view. But aspects of The Returned still impressed me and I was more than willing to try another of Mott’s novels (or I wouldn’t have made the request). With The Wonder of All Things Mott avoids both of the above problems as I saw them and writes a touching story with compelling characters that flows sharply in readability and tone.

The thematic set up for The Wonder of All Things is familiar to those who have read Mott – a sudden, unanticipated event that magically alters a normal causal relationship between life and death.
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