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Night Is a Shadow Cast By the World

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A mysterious airplane lands behind Cordell and Marla Bechard’s house. Cordell steps out to investigate, and as Marla watches from the window, he climbs aboard – and it takes off. 

Marla is left grappling with a question – was Cordell kidnapped, or did he leave willingly? The answer may be buried at Bechard’s Books, Cordell’s eccentric bookstore, a creaky, captivating shop packed to the rafters with books old and new, and serving as a hub for the town’s idiosyncratic bibliophiles. As she assumes management of the store – a task that includes overseeing Cordell’s awkward and hilarious assistant Daniel – she encounters puzzles she will be forced to solve if she is to understand not only what has happened to Cordell, but the very nature of his love for her. 

Cordell meanwhile is flung across the globe in a series of harrowing adventures that will test his mettle, compelling him to apply his vast scholarly knowledge to a practical endeavour in which he has been casually participating – an enterprise that involves political intrigue, clandestine dispatches, and violence. And to his horror he will discover that his role in this conflict has placed both himself and Marla in grave danger, and the only way to protect her is to remain silent about his whereabouts and safety. His journey will ultimately take him around the world to the place of Marla’s origin – and the core of her own secrets.

But will they be reunited?

Customer Reviews

Night is a Shadow Cast By the World

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not my typical read and I was pleasantly surprised. A nice balance between mystery, adventure, politics and the heart. I found myself unable to put it down for too long. Cordell is a dynamic and extremely intelligent main charachter and his unexpected adventure gripping. This story takes a few directions and has a lot going on all at once but it all comes to a very complete and satisfying end. Worth every one of my two hundred and ninety nine cents!

Night is a Shadow Cast By the World

A seriously engrossing novel. I was completely swept up in the story of Cordell and Marla, so much so that I found myself sobbing towards the end of the book (but I won't say why and ruin it for others). Panhuyzen's writing is beautiful.

Night is a Shadow Cast by the World

Loved the story and especially enjoyed Mr. Panhuyzen's style. I look forward to reading more of his books.

Night Is a Shadow Cast By the World
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Dec 17, 2011
  • Publisher: Tortoiseshell & Black
  • Seller: Brian Panhuyzen
  • Print Length: 424 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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