While there is much loss, much sadness in Ordinary Grace, it is ultimately a hopeful story. Continue reading Book Report: The unexpected miracle of another day
“Lot of stories. Sad thing when stories die for the lack of listenin’ ears.” Continue reading Book Report: Finding ourselves in lost stories
A similar event happened to me at my friend Joan’s house, although it was sloe gin fizzes and her sweet father who called my parents. Continue reading Friday Field Trip: A & W Root Beer
“I did not hesitate to be disagreeable to preserve my independence.” Continue reading Book Report: Talk about a rebellious teenager!
After months of sheltering in place, I found myself more distractible than I like. You too? Reading my normal fare—historical … Continue reading Book Report: Three books that helped me escape
First, let me say how much I learned while reading The Island of Sea Women. I knew nothing of Jeju … Continue reading Book Report: Forgiving the unforgivable
I’ve been an Ann Patchett fan since I read Bel Canto years ago and have read nearly everything she’s written–fiction … Continue reading Book Report: A happy marriage of fact and fiction, between work and life
Having just finished This Tender Land with its compelling, at times breathless, life-and-death narrative, reading Anne Tyler’s Redhead by the … Continue reading Book Report: His error was expecting perfection