The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

Book - 2004
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The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloudtells the haunting story of a young man who narrowly survives a terrible car wreck that kills his little brother. Years later, the brothers' bond remains so strong that it transcends the normal boundaries separating life and death. Charlie St. Cloud lives in a snug New England fishing village. By day he tends the lawns and monuments of the ancient cemetery where his younger brother, Sam, is buried. Graced with an extraordinary gift after surviving the accident, he can still see, talk, and even play catch with Sam's spirit. But townsfolk whisper that Charlie has never recovered from his loss. Into his carefully ordered life comes Tess Carroll, a captivating, adventuresome woman training for a solo sailing trip around the globe. Fate steers her boat into a treacherous storm that blows her back to harbor, to a charged encounter with Charlie, and to a surprise more overwhelming than the violent sea itself. Charlie and Tess discover a beautiful and uncommon connection that leads to a race against time and a desperate choice between death and life, between the past and the future, between holding on and letting go. Luminous, soulful, and filled with unforgettable characters,The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloudis one of those rare, wise books that reveal the mysteries of the unseen world around us, gently transforming the worst pain of loss into hope, healing, and even laughter. Suspenseful and deeply moving, its startling climax reminds us that sometimes tragedies can bring about miracles if we simply open our hearts.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9780553802207
Characteristics: 277 p. ;,22 cm.


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Feb 20, 2012

For those of us who can admit we still haven't really figured out this "death" thing, this is an interesting perspective on what the afterlife might look like. The characters in this book were well developed and believable in their actions and emotions. A terrific read.

Jul 04, 2011

An interesting, unique story about a young man who loses her brother from a car accident when they were kids and how it changed his life.This book was a lot different from others I've read before becasue it's more spiritual and it just leaves one wondering about the afterlife.I did enjoy this book love the characters and the stories os love and loss just warms the heart.

Jul 02, 2011

Wonderful story.

dragonsnakes Mar 10, 2011

I read this book after I saw the movie. Both are good - touching.

Jan 07, 2011

To admit the truth, this is not the type of book i normally like to read, but i was immediately captivated by Charlies sad and regretful story/ Although in the beginning it bored me a little i grew to think this was an amazing book!!!

Oct 04, 2010

I had a fun time reading this book. I saw the movie, too. I think that after reading it for two weeks, I got a little tired of it, but still, it was enjoyable. So, yeah I recommend this movie to people who liked the movie and people who like stories about people who can see dead people.

Aug 16, 2010

A great book filled with romance, ghosts and boating. A fantastic read!

Jul 20, 2010

This is one of the best books I have read for a long time. I highly recommend it.

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Jan 03, 2011

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