The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell Review

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

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister

    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...

  • 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...

  • Debra

    3.5 stars"We realize it is in those quiet moments that each of us has the ability to make our life extraordinary."Sam was born with ocular albinism which resulted in him having red pupils. While many ...

  • Karen

    4.5 Extraordinary StarsThis is the story of Sam Hill, who was born in 1957, with ocular albinism, which made him have red eyes.He was born to very loving parents, the mother being very religious and t...

  • 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...

  • Linda

    "Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth." (Mike Tyson)Action steps on the toes of re-action. You never fully realize what you're capable of until backed into that corner or running o...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    4.5 Extraordinary Stars! THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF SAM HELL by ROBERT DUGONI is a touching, uplifting, heartwarming and an absolutely wonderful novel that had me totally engrossed and interested throu...