The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother’s devout faith, his father’s practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.

Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls.

Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design—especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he’d always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open—bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.

Title:The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781503949003
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    The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell Reviews

  • Angela M

    4.5 starsIt was impossible not to care about Sam Hill, his loving parents and his best friends Ernie and Mickie. Impossible not to admire Sam’s strength of character to endure the bullying and ridic...

  • Liz

    I’m used to Robert Dugoni for the Tracy Crosswhite series. This book isn’t even a mystery. Instead, it’s the story of a young man growing up with a genetic abnormality, ocular albinism. It’s a...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars rounded up.Sam Hill's birth in 1957 caused quite a stir, as he was born with ocular albinism, which left him with red pupils. While his religiously devout mother viewed his eyes as evidence ...

  • Em Lost In Books

    "Life is either a collision of random events, like billiard balls during a break careening off and into one another, or if you are so inclined to believe, our predetermined fate—what my mother took...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 richly drawn stars to The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ What an engaging and poignant story! Sam Hell was born with ocular albinism, a condition that causes the blood vessels to sh...

  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters

    FANTASTIC audiobook!!!!.....I love Sam!!!!.....l loved the way Sam’s mother defended him: awesome dialogue!!.....loved the storytelling.........Endearing - engrossing - and inspiring!!!!Thumbs Up - ...

  • Matt

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Robert Dugoni, Lake Union Publishing for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.In his...

  • Diane S ?

    4+. Okay, I admit it, I am now officially a marshmallow. This book about a young boy, born with red eyes, due to ocular albanism really got to me. First, I could relate greatly to his experiences in C...

  • Marialyce

    5 most touching extraordinary stars!At times you walk away from a book with feelings and emotions and then an hour, a day, a week later, you have forgotten all that you have read. However, there are s...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4.25 Amazing and Brilliant Stars.* (rounded down) I’ve had “The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell” on my Audible Shelf for more than 6 months now, ever since I saw some pretty extraordinary reviews...