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In Kentucky, back in 1933, Carol's daddy lost his 13-year-old daughter in a game of cards. Award-winning author Simon Van Booy's spellbinding novel spans decades as he tells the story of Carol and the people in her life. Incidents intersect and lives unexpectedly change course in this masterfully interwoven story of chance and choice that leads home again to a night blessed with light.

"What you give in this world," an old man tells his grandson, "will be given back to you." Those words illuminate the actions within this unforgettable novel and its connected characters. A young man survives two nearly fatal accidents. A Black family saves an orphaned White boy. A pregnant teenager is rescued by the side of the road. An autistic teenager is given his first job. Each incident grows in meaning and power over many decades as we see connections sometimes felt but not always apparent to the people themselves. "Everything was moving," observes Samuel (Carol's grandson) in the Kentucky woods. "An invisible force that was everywhere and made everything touch."

Told by a master storyteller, Night Came with Many Stars is a rare novel that reveals how wondrous, mysterious, and magically connected life can be - the light Simon Van Booy creates in this novel illuminates our own lives.

©2021 Simon Van Booy (P)2021 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Incredible!

Lovely narration of an extraordinary novel of lyrical haunting beauty. Simon van Booy’s storytelling and crafting of sentences is so mesmerizing. The story stays with you throughout the day and you can’t wait to get back to it. All the characters beckon you to listen to you their stories with the varying voices of Kentucky landscapes, all reinforced by Courtney Patterson’s sensitive performance. I love these characters. Thank you, Simon van Booy!

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