About the Book
Book Title: The Baggage Handler
Author: David Rawlings
Genre: Religious Fiction
Release date: March 5, 2019
In a similar vein to The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory, The Baggage Handler is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying?
“The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings is an extraordinary novel that lingered in my heart long after I finished it.”—Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of The House at Saltwater Point and the Lavender Tide series
When three people take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, their lives change forever.
A hothead businessman coming to the city for a showdown meeting to save his job.
A mother of three hoping to survive the days at her sister’s house before her niece’s wedding.
And a young artist pursuing his father’s dream so he can keep his own alive.
When David, Gillian, and Michael each take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, the airline directs them to retrieve their bags at a mysterious facility in a deserted part of the city. There they meet the enigmatic Baggage Handler, who shows them there is more in their baggage than what they have packed, and carrying it with them is slowing them down in ways they can’t imagine. And they must deal with it before they can leave.
In this modern-day parable about the burdens that weigh us down, David Rawlings issues an inspiring invitation to lighten the load.
About the Author
David Rawlings is an Australian author, and a sports-mad father of three who loves humor and a clever turn of phrase. Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication. Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face.
Facebook: David Rawlings – Author; Instagram: davidrawlingsauthor.
More from David
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My Review of The Baggage Handler:
The Baggage Handler was a book by a new author for me. It was wonderful. I was intrigued by the back cover and the book itself did not disappoint. I loved the character development, the particular phrases the author used to get his point across, and how it mirrored real life. It definitely was a book that made me think long after I turned the last page … so much so I’m still thinking about the message and its implications and I read the book over two weeks ago. This was a wonderful book I would definitely recommend others read. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit and was under no obligation to post a review. All opinions expressed are exclusively mine.
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5 Replies to “Celebrate Lit Blog Tour – The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings”
Sounds like a good book can’t wait to read this.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Hey thanks for your kind words Ginny! I really appreciate the time you put into both my book and your review.
If you don’t mind me asking your readers, which character did you all identify with/empathise with?
I emphathized the most with Gillian and Michael. Which character did you empathize the most with … and which was the most fun to write?
The three main characters. I was frustrated when they tried to avoid their baggage, and shared their pain when they couldn’t look into the mirror to see who they really are. I’ve been there. The most fun to write was probably the Baggage Handler – quite an elusive, mysterious guy. I’m not sure I even understand everything about him!