The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
A NovelBook - 2017
Loo is twelve when she moves back to the New England fishing village of her early youth. Her father, Hawley, finds work on the boats, while she undergoes the usual heartaches of a new kid in school. But lurking over Loo are mysteries, both of the mother who passed away, of the grandmother she's forbidden to speak to. And hurtling towards both father and daughter are the ghosts of Hawley's past. Before Loo's birth, he was a professional criminal engaged in increasingly elaborate and dangerous underworld schemes. Life on the road was harsh - Samuel Hawley took "twelve bullets" in his brutal career. The scars have healed, but there is a reckoning still to come.
Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, 
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 376 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 12 lives of Samuel Hawley
From Library Staff
Nancy Pearl says, "One of my favorite books of the year" and "Just terrific writing." The books is about retired crook Samuel Hawley, his beloved daughter, and the 12 bullet holes that each mark one of his "lives."