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The Good Thief

by Hannah Tinti

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Growing up in a New England orphanage unaware of his family and of how he had lost his left hand as an infant, twelve-year-old Ren is terrified of the future, until a young man shows up claiming to be his long-lost brother, with whom he embarks on an adventure-filled odyssey of scam artists, petty criminals, and resurrection men.… (more)
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The man arrived after morning prayers. Word spread quickly that someone had come, and the boys of Saint Anthony's orphanage elbowed each other and strained to catch a glimpse as he unhitched his horse and led it to the trough for drinking. The man's face was hard to make out, his hat pulled so far down that the brim nearly touched his nose. He tied the reins to a post and then stood there, patting the horse's neck as it drank. The man waited, and the boys watched, and when the mare finally lifted her head, they saw the man lean forward, stroke the animal's nose, and kiss her. Then he wiped his lips with the back of his hand, removed his hat, and made his way across the yard to the monastery.
  taurus27 | Jan 11, 2023 |
This was a very good book. I can't recall when I read it but enjoyed the story ver much. ( )
  bookburner451 | Nov 19, 2022 |
Good ( )
  JDavidSBB | Aug 29, 2022 |
The underbelly of history. What is going on with the poor while the big guns make history? Here is the strange and convoluted story of a young orphan taken from the boy's home and trained to be a thief. Couldn't put it down. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
This novel is crazy violent, from the cruel church-run boys' orphanage where Ren has lived since babyhood, and especially in the city of Umbrage where the brutal McGinty holds a simmering life-long grudge. Against a backdrop of suffering, pain and unmet needs there are moments of grace and kindness. Benjamin, Tom, Mrs. Sands and her brother show Ren love, patience and decency. And the dybuk-like Dolly does as well.

The Good Thief is a classic tale of good against evil.

I suggest reading this book to experience the magic for yourself.
  Bookish59 | Apr 19, 2021 |
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If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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For my sisters, Hester and Honorah
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The man arrived after morning prayers.
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Ren had read the ending many times, and he still felt terrible about it. Hawkeye spent the entire novel fighting Indians and righting wrongs, but when he left Judith to her lonely fate, he always seemed less of a hero.
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Growing up in a New England orphanage unaware of his family and of how he had lost his left hand as an infant, twelve-year-old Ren is terrified of the future, until a young man shows up claiming to be his long-lost brother, with whom he embarks on an adventure-filled odyssey of scam artists, petty criminals, and resurrection men.

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