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The Book of Hard Things

The Book of Hard Things: A Novel - Sue Halpern This is a paint-by-numbers tale of a small-town boy who begins to see beyond his limited horizons when he comes into contact with a worldly man, visiting his hamlet on a temporary assignment. Lousy and lazy (especially in its depiction of the rural poor), the book feels like it was written with a checklist of basic plot twists, mundane back story to provide the thinnest veneer of characterization, and obligatory self-revelations.