The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green

The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green

by Erica Boyce

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Overview

"A heartwarming story about our need for miracles — and our ability to create them."— Katarina Bivald, New York Times bestselling author of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend and Check In at the Pine Away Motel

Sometimes wonder is found not beyond the stars, but a few feet from your own front door...

Daniel Green makes crop circles. As a member of a secret organization, he travels across the country creating strange works of art that leave communities mystified.

He's has always been alone; in fact, he prefers it. But when a dying farmer hires him in a last-ditch effort to bring publicity to a small Vermont town, Daniel finds himself at odds with his heart. It isn't long before he gets drawn into a family struggling to stitch itself back together, and the consequences will change his life forever.

For readers seeking the warmth of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend blended with the creative spark of Rachel Joyce, The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green explores the unexplainable bonds of family, the everyday wonder of love, and the strange mysteries life provides that help humanity light up the dark.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492671503
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 472,387
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Erica Boyce is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard and the author of The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and a corgi named Finn.

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The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Babygotbooks13 10 months ago
I laughed, I cried, and my heart broke while reading about Daniel and Sam's family. This book does contain difficult content, but Boyce did a wonderful job writing it in a respectful way. I honestly adored this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good family drama or a sweet love story. The three reasons I loved this book: ~ I loved how this book handled the family relationships and touched on obstacles that can destroy a family. This was the source of most of my tears while reading and it helped me connect deeply with the characters of this book. There isn't a perfect family out there and the imperfections within the families of this book make so relatable. ~I loved the messages of forgiveness and hope and how it emphasized the importance of accepting people for who they are. You can't cure certain mental illnesses, but you can be there for others while they try to find their balance of daily life. ~The book held my attention from the very beginning and I didn't want to put it down. I enjoyed how unique the plot of this novel was and It was something completely different than what I have been reading. The characters were relatable and I fell for Daniel a bit more with each page I read. What kept me from giving it 5⭐? ~I would have liked a few more chapters or an epilogue. I know it's a sign it was a good book when you felt it was too short, but I would have liked a bit more at the end. Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for a review copy. A positive review was not required and all opinions are my own.
PEM123 More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written, emotionally moving first novel. Boyce's knowledge of the farming community and the mysterious nature of crop circles allowed the story to flow smoothly while she captivated me with the lives of the characters. A poetic, heartfelt story not so much about the crop circles created but rather the lives enhanced by the people brought together to create them. This is a wonderful book for book clubs and a must read for all!
Aqswr More than 1 year ago
This is a heart-warming, magical tale that unwraps its secrets slowly. We don’t quite know why the protagonist has chosen his calling or why he persists in spite of his apparent isolation. He arrives at a small town in response to a request from a struggling farmer. It’s not the first time he has arrived at this juncture but somehow, this town and this farmer, affect him in a different way. Author Erica Boyce spins a tale filled with amazing characters and their stories are uniquely fascinating. This book is wonderful and memorable. I received my copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
Aqswr More than 1 year ago
This is a heart-warming, magical tale that unwraps its secrets slowly. We don’t quite know why the protagonist has chosen his calling or why he persists in spite of his apparent isolation. He arrives at a small town in response to a request from a struggling farmer. It’s not the first time he has arrived at this juncture but somehow, this town and this farmer, affect him in a different way. Author Erica Boyce spins a tale filled with amazing characters and their stories are uniquely fascinating. This book is wonderful and memorable. I received my copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
Fátima Figueira More than 1 year ago
This book has a weird and very cool premise, after all how many books about crop circles have you read in your life? I opened this book thinking I would get a sweet YA story about first love with quirky characters with funny hair colours. What I got instead was more in the NA or even general fiction tradition. There are love stories in this book and familial love is present all the way through but if you are looking for just one big, fiery love story then this story might not be for you. Other than the plot itself, the characters in this book were one of the things I most enjoyed, not because of who they were at the beginning of the book but because of the journey they were forced to walk and how they evolved from the beginning to the end. "The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green" deals with mortality, marriage, cancer, mental wellness, OCD, small-town culture, farming, economic difficulties, grief and addiction. The story is told through the pov of several characters and the most interesting moments for me was when the same situation was seen through the eyes of people seeing from wildly different angles or the difference between what someone thought of themselves and how others saw them and read completely different meanings in the same actions. In the end, my absolute favourite chapter was when the character that lives with OCD describes how it is to plough through her triggers and her coping mechanisms. One of the most positive things in this book was that no matter how hard the situation someone was in, the author made sure to always give the character a support system and empathise all across the book how important having and seeking help truly is and the reader was able to see all the difference simply telling someone about their problems and asking for help made in that characters life. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for this ARC.
Shelley-S-Reviewer More than 1 year ago
The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green is a beautiful story of hope and perseverance. Erica Boyce writes with creative, poetic language. This book was so wonderful- so different from what I tend to come across these days. I loved how eccentric the entire story was and the healing and lessons that happened. I feel like I went on a journey with Daniel and Nessa as well as her whole family. It’s a story that won’t soon leave you. What begins as a delightful journey goes deep. All along the way the language is captivating. When I catch myself contemplating the meaning of life and relationships, I know I'm reading an incredible story. The themes in this book will resonate long into the future. This novel was a very unique read. The author was able to capture my attention on the first page and held on to the very end. So thought provoking, sweet and sad, and oh so many truths that relate to most of our lives. I grew to love Daniel more and more with each chapter. A beautiful story of bravery, humility, failure and forgiveness.