The Solemn Lantern Maker: A Novel

The Solemn Lantern Maker A Novel From the award winning author of Banana Heart Summer a wonderful debut that resembles Sandra Cisneros s The House on Mango Street and is destined to be a hit among book club members comes a wondrous t

  • Title: The Solemn Lantern Maker: A Novel
  • Author: Merlinda Bobis
  • ISBN: 9780385341134
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the award winning author of Banana Heart Summer a wonderful debut that resembles Sandra Cisneros s The House on Mango Street and is destined to be a hit among book club members comes a wondrous tale of hope, secrets, and family devotion.It s six days until Christmas, and on the bustling streets of Manila a mute ten year old boy sells his version of the stars eFrom the award winning author of Banana Heart Summer a wonderful debut that resembles Sandra Cisneros s The House on Mango Street and is destined to be a hit among book club members comes a wondrous tale of hope, secrets, and family devotion.It s six days until Christmas, and on the bustling streets of Manila a mute ten year old boy sells his version of the stars exquisite lanterns handmade with colorful paper But everything changes for young Noland when he witnesses an American tourist injured in a drive by shooting of a journalist and imagines he s seen an angel falling from the sky When Noland whisks her to the safety of the hut he shares with his mother, the magical and the real collide shimmering lanterns and poverty, Christmas carols and loss, dreams of friendship and the global war on terror While the story of the missing tourist grips the media, Noland and his mother care for their wounded guest, and a dark memory returns But light sneaks in and their lives are transformed by the power of love Library Journal starred review, Editor s Pick

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    1 thought on “The Solemn Lantern Maker: A Novel”

    1. As a Filipino-American, I thought this book was an honest account of the way things are in the country. Things are rough, things are depressing. The media circus is worse there than in the US.The parols, the star lanterns, are mainly for the Christmas season. So it's appropriate that the book would end when it did. True, it was depressing, and definitely abrupt. But I think it's to point out that no one ever gets the full story - not in the media and not among each other. Even in "breaking news" [...]

    2. Wow. This book made my 2015 Christmas season memorable.Prior to this book, I had read the author's first novel, Banana Heart Summer (3 stars), a memoir. So more or less, I was expecting this book to be similar to that: simple yet full of bittersweet memories of the author from her childhood days. Then, of course, the title and the cover of this book, The Solemn Lantern Maker are obviously saying that this is a book for Christmas. So, I was expecting this to be inspirational to put me in the righ [...]

    3. I love serendipitous finds like this book. Browsing the Random House booth at NCTE where they were giving away three free books to teachers on opening day of the conference, I pick this up. It satisfied three criteria - (1) cover appeal, (2) a seasonal message and (3) a jacket blurb that piqued my curiosity - "It's six days until Christmas, and on the bustling streets of Manila a mute ten-year-old boys sells his version of the stars." Magical and riveting book.

    4. I thought this was a poorly written book and that the cover description and such are misleading to what the book is about. Miracles? Really? It was depressing and the ending was abrupt and badly done. I'm not saying that I have to always have a happy ending or that these things don't happen, but it could have been written better. I would not recommend this book. I have never written a review but I felt this one needed a review.

    5. It was alright. I mean, some of it was good, some of it I liked, but it was just boring. And a lot of it seemed like the author was trying too hard to sound clever, which ruined the book. I don't like the ending because there were things that I don't think were wrapped up well. I'm not sure if this is worth three stars, but we'll see how I feel later.

    6. For some strange reason, I thought this was a children's book. It's not. That would be a terrible mistake; only a very mature, clear-eyed child should read it. Very good; beautifully written; heart-rending subject matter.

    7. provoking, confronting and beautifully written but such an abrupt and all-to-life-like lack of resolution. FRUSTRATING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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