The Seventeen Second Miracle

The Seventeen Second Miracle

A Novel

Book - 2010
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters and The Cross Gardener , a story of small kindnesses-and life-changing miracles.

Seventeen seconds can change a life forever. This is what Rex Connor learned on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1970 when, as a lifeguard, he diverted his gaze for seventeen seconds and tragedy occurred. Forty years later the waves of that day still ripple through the lives of countless people, including his son, Cole.

Cole Connor has become a patient teacher, and now he has invited three struggling teenagers to visit him on his front porch to learn about Rex Connor-and the Seventeen Second Miracle. Together they will learn how Rex Connor could have allowed seventeen seconds to destroy him, but instead he chose to live every day believing the smallest of acts could change the world for good. And the students, each with their own secrets and private pains, will begin to understand that even tragedy brings lessons. Even pain brings comfort. Even death brings miracles. A seventeen second miracle can change a life-if you let it.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780425237946
Characteristics: x, 291 p. ; 19 cm.
Alternative Title: 17 second miracle

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sandradeet
Sep 04, 2012

I found this book a bit slow to start. But once I got about 1/3 of the way thru, I could not put it down. A bit predictable in some of the outcomes, but a nice read. Similar to Mitch Albom and Nicholas Sparks' books.

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bg2
Jan 18, 2011

A quick and easy inspirational read. Life-changing if the concept of doing good for others is taken to heart and applied to our lives.

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JGOODRICK
Nov 27, 2010

I loved this book, just released this year, with a story set in 2009, it was probably the most current book I've ever read. The plot is well developed and the dialogue is really thought provoking.

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Sep 04, 2012

sandradeet thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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