Image of Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery

CHASING FIREFLIES

Image of Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery
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Martin's lyrical prose
captivates the reader
from the first page
to the last. His skillful character
development and ability to make
the languid Southern setting a part
of the story elevate this novel to
the keeper shelf.

Chase, a newspaper reporter from a small Georgia town, was raised by foster parents. This makes him uniquely able to identify with a young boy, found at the site of an accident involving a train and a car. The woman in the car is dead, and the boy is covered with signs of persistent long-term abuse. He also seems to be unable to speak, yet he draws with uncanny aptitude. As Chase begins to connect with the boy, he finds himself on a journey of discovery as both of them search for their true identities. (THOMAS NELSON, Jun., 356 pp., $22.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel