Item description for When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin...
Overview Richly atmospheric and evocative, with the kind of characters that move into one's heart and take up residence, Martin's new novel will resonate with fans of God-haunted Southern fiction, and with anyone who enjoys a solidly crafted, heart-touching story.
"A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts."
It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl's pretty yellow dress can't quite hide the ugly scar on her chest.
Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he's restoring at a nearby lake. The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.
Before it's over, they'll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry . . . and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners.
Awards and Recognitions When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Book Award - 2007 Winner - Fiction category
Citations And Professional Reviews When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Kirkus Reviews - 02/15/2006 page 152
Christian Retailing - 03/20/2006 page 14
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Apr 4, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595540547 ISBN13 9781595540546 UPC 020049130407
Availability 0 units.
More About Charles Martin
Charles Martin is the New York Tines bestselling author of eight novels, including The Mountain Between Us. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. When not writing, his hobbies include bow hunting, working out (a blend of old school stuff and martial arts, called Fight Fit), and Tae Kwon Do, in which he currently has a blue belt, though he notes he is "the least flexible person you've ever met." He lives with his wife, Christy, and their three sons in Jacksonville, Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about When Crickets Cry?
Very Inspiring Sep 11, 2008
Charles Martin is a wonderful writer. His characters are developed well and I came to love them. This is a great book!
NEW FAN I AM Aug 11, 2008
I love laying on beach reading christian fiction. This book made me get a sun burn! Be careful, you forget your surroundings and the next thing you know you have forgotten to reapply sunscreen. It's that good, you truly have trouble putting it down. I won't discuss the contents, if I start, I might ruin it for you. NO JOKE, A MUST READ!!!
Heartfelt, heartbreaking, and heartwarming! Aug 5, 2008
This book will grab your heart and won't let go until long after you've read the last page, leaving fingerprints as a reminder of what matters most in life. You will breathe and bleed and cry for Reese and Emma ... Reese and Annie ... Reese and Charlie ... Reese and Cindy -- each pair sharing heart-healing actions with each other.
The book's messages arrive with felt force, like the resilient beat of a healthy heart, over and over and over ... reminding us that the heart offers redemption and renewal through an unknowable life-force that transforms as it purifies. Like the heart, this book has a pulse and a heartbeat that you will feel.
Read it and be moved, from smiles to sobs. Read it and be thankful for divine coincidence (also known as answered prayers ... that lead a heart surgeon to a lemonade stand and a girl who needs a new heart, that tease him out of grief and withdrawal to use his heartfelt, God-given gifts once again). Read it and shout, Hallelujah!
When Crickets Cry Jul 28, 2008
Where do I begin, our bookclub at Church read this book and it was the first time I read anything by Charles Martin. The book had me from the first page. I was mesmerized by the detail and research Charles put into the book. Saturday our bookclub went to Clayton, GA where the story took place, we ACTUALLY met and got our book signed as well as purchased his latest book. What a class act! He was so personable, honest and has a great memory for names.
We met at Persimmons discussed the book, took pictures and walked where the story began (Savannah and Main). Even took pictures of the cricket box outside of Reeves. We later had lunch on the Lake. It was a wonderful day for us all.
The book hit home in many areas, friendship, forgiveness, love and restoration. I'm personally using this author for Christmas gifts this year and looking forward to reading all his other books. You won't be sorry with this purchase, it's been a long time since I found fiction to be so inspirational! Thank you Charles, the pleasure of meeting you was ours.
Redemption Jul 3, 2008
Fabulous book. Very little do we see in life another opportunity for redemption. When Crickets Cry is a true page turner. If you love Charles Martins' other books then you will more than love this one. I read this and wanted to tell everyone else to read it. One of those rare gifts in literature that you want to hang on to forever. It was that great! I highly recommend this one.