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Only Child

by Rhiannon Navin

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Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
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    Feb 2018, 304 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 5, 2019, 304 pages

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A dazzling, tenderhearted debut about healing, family, and the wisdom of children.

Rhiannon Navin's debut novel, Only Child received an overall score of 4.8 out of 5 from BookBrowse members, one of the highest ever ratings for a First Impressions book.

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The author takes us on a journey most are afraid to contemplate (Maureen R). Only Child is a powerful story of forgiveness and healing told through the dramatic experience of six-year old Zach Taylor. Set against the backdrop of a school shooting, the story reveals the tragedy of the loss of a child through inexplicable violence and the related impacts on marriage, family and community (Peggy C).

Most were impressed by how realistically the book's young narrator was voiced:
The concept of writing this book through the eyes of a 6 year old was brilliant. I felt the author truly captured a child's view of the events - his fears, guilt and loss. It was a good reminder to us that a child can...

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