Some Small Magic by Billy Coffey

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Read Some Small Magic Online Free - She whispers, “I’m supposed to take you home.”

“Not yet,” Abel says. “Please, just not yet.”

All Abel wants is a little bit of magic in his life. Enough money so his mom doesn’t cry at night. Healing for his broken body. And maybe a few answers about his past.

When Abel discovers letters to him from the dad he believed dead, he wonders if magic has come to the hills of Mattingly, Virginia, after all. But not everything is as it seems.

With a lot of questions and a little bit of hope, Abel decides to run away to find the truth. But danger follows him from the moment he jumps his first boxcar, forcing Abel to rely upon his simpleminded friend Willie—a man wanted for murder who knows more about truth than most—and a beautiful young woman who was already on the train.

From Appalachia to the Tennessee wilds and through the Carolina mountains, the name of a single small town beckons: Fairhope. That is where Abel believes his magic lays. But will it be the sort that will bring a broken boy healing? And is that the magic that will one day lead him home?

Title : Some Small Magic
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ISBN : 071808442X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 416 pages


Staci rated it ★★★★☆

April 15, 2017

Some Small Magic is a book about death. While this may sound depressing, it was a sweet story about two friends. Abel is a young boy with physical ailments and his best friend Willie who is mentally slow. They both have a heart of gold. The story includes supernatural elements which is not a favor...

Marjorie rated it ★★★★☆

February 28, 2017

Wouldn’t we all love to find a little magic in our lives? Abel is a young boy who has had far too many hardships in his short life. His body is broken and he longs for healing. He and his mom are so poor and he wishes for just a bit more to make his mom’s life easier. His mom has always told him...

Kathleen (Kat) rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2017

"Keep your eye on things that matter and don't, and learn to know the difference. Most people die every day in some way or another. It's the good ones who only die once." If you have never read a novel from Billy Coffey, you might just be missing out on one of the most articulate southern gentleme...

Rebecca rated it ★★★☆☆

April 18, 2017

"Find your treasure. Your treasure will be your healing. . . . . . The treasure is yours should you seek it, though go in haste and do not turn away. Your time has come." Words spoken by a mountain healer, to a young boy whose body, mind and spirit is irreparably broken. Disfigured by brittle bon...

Danielle rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2017

I have read all of Billy Coffey's books, and Some Small Magic was a hard read, emotionally. I haven't cried much, if at all, with his other books. His story-telling was, again, superb. Some people critique his books as slow, but they are missing the unraveling of, not a novel, but a story. Do you...

Kayleigh rated it ★★★☆☆

May 20, 2017

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Billy Coffey’s novels and found the idea of Christian fiction with a large dollop of magical realism to be intriguing. When Some Small Magic came up for review, I decided to give it a whirl. Coffey has created a moving story centering on broken people in a brok...

Polly rated it ★★★☆☆

March 19, 2017

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Billy Coffey is a new author to me, and I was delighted to find this book. Misfits Abel Shifflett and Dumb Willie ride the train in the hope of finding the town of Fairhope, where a little magic may be found. I found the written almo...

Danielle rated it ★★★★★

March 18, 2017

Some Small Magic by Billy Coffey is a heart breaking read. I wanted to cry and hug the characters. I felt the need to help, sympathize, and care. The entire read was an emotionally deep story. One that takes readers into its core and never lets go. Captivating, well-written, and stunning. Each ch...

Angie rated it ★★★☆☆

November 03, 2017

3.5 Stars Our protagonist, young Abel (I believe he's possibly in his teens at the story's opening?) was born with a medical condition that causes his bones to remain very brittle and his spine crooked. This also leads him to have disfigured limbs that make movement difficult. Abel hates that his...

Shawn rated it ★★★★★

July 28, 2017

Billy's writing has both an innocence and a depth that shines through in this novel. It absolutely drips with quietness and the South and gave me a tangible feeling of clinging to hope. A great read.

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