The Wizard of Loneliness

The Wizard of Loneliness It s World War II and young Wendall Oler has been sent to stay will his father s family in rural Stebbinsville Vermont Using this opportunity to act out his resentment for the death of his mother an
  • Title: The Wizard of Loneliness
  • Author: John Nichols
  • ISBN: 9780393310733
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Wizard of Loneliness
    It s World War II, and young Wendall Oler has been sent to stay will his father s family in rural Stebbinsville, Vermont Using this opportunity to act out his resentment for the death of his mother and his father s leaving to fight in the war he does all he can to tyrannize his new family Yet, thrown into the warmth of this country family, Wendall finds his resolve softeIt s World War II, and young Wendall Oler has been sent to stay will his father s family in rural Stebbinsville, Vermont Using this opportunity to act out his resentment for the death of his mother and his father s leaving to fight in the war he does all he can to tyrannize his new family Yet, thrown into the warmth of this country family, Wendall finds his resolve softening.
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  • John Nichols

    John Nichols is the author of the New Mexico trilogy, a series about the complex relationship between history, race and ethnicity, and land and water rights in the fictional Chamisaville County, New Mexico The trilogy consists of The Milagro Beanfield War which was adapted into the film The Milagro Beanfield War directed by Robert Redford , The Magic Journey, and The Nirvana Blues.Two of his other novels have been made into films The Wizard of Loneliness was published in 1966 and the film version with Lukas Haas was made in 1988 Another successful movie adaptation was of The Sterile Cuckoo, which was published in 1965 and was filmed by Alan J Pakula in 1969.Nichols has also written non fiction, including the trilogy If Mountains Die, The Last Beautiful Days of Autumn and On the Mesa John Nichols has lived in Taos, New Mexico for many years.

  • 375 Comments

  • What a beautifully written, heartfelt story of a young boy near the end of WW2, living with his grandparents in small town Vermont Lyrical and poetic descriptions of the external weather, as well as the interior storms of its characters, I felt drawn in to the wonderful development of each of the characters, major and minor I am used to a cynical writing style from John Nichols, but little is present in this novel in which each of its characters is a protagonist, searching to make sense of life [...]


  • A glimpse into American life in the Northeastern U.S during World War II The writing is so descriptive I can t believe the author was only 25 when he wrote it.


  • How do you rate a book that is so well written that it makes you feel the depth of despair futility of life in a small Vermont town during the end of WWII I can t honestly say I liked the book, but I have to give it credit for being so believable It seems that everyone is isolated, filled with anguish melancholy Now I feel that way, too People are fragile, barely hanging on No matter where you went, death in one form or another was the answer Lord love a duck, as Frederick would say How do I get [...]


  • some people described this book as pure joy to read I wouldn t say this was a pure joy it was like a chore.It might be a interesting read to someone who didn t grow up in America wanting a taste of life during WWII in rural Vermont.He has some interesting insights into the human condition but that happens way at the end of the book.I was so glad to be finished with this book Would I recommend it yeah probably I mean it wasn t bad.I wonder how the movie is



  • One of my all time favorites I reread it every few years A coming of age story 10 year old Wendall Oler goes to live with his grandparents in Vermont while his father goes to fight in WWII.


  • This book was chosen for a book club I participated in and what a great read Something I would not have picked out I would recommend it to others


  • After the New Mexico trilogy, which I loved, I started reading Nichols other books Most have been disappointing This is a great one, if somewhat melencholy



  • John is my cousin and this book is very personal for me so the rating is probably skewed, but still a good book.


  • I m having trouble gettiing started, so I was hoping someone else had read it I get many book ideas from the Daedalus catalog, so maybe that s where I found this one.


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