Before the Fall by Noah Hawley About this book: (from the publisher) On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is […]
If you’re wired anything like me, one of the most effective ways to understand truth is through story. Even uncomfortable truths — maybe especially these. That’s because story has a way of bypassing our intellect and shooting straight for the heart, where compassion and empathy have a chance to take root. That’s one of the […]
What would summer be without a beach bag filled with bright books for those long, lazy hours by the pool or sea, or for a flight to a long-anticipated destination? Here are a few that made it into mine. About The Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear (from the publisher): They are two sisters who couldn’t be more different. […]
“In this novel of self-discovery on the open road, one woman sets out for Graceland hoping to answer the question: Is Elvis Presley her father?” Last Ride to Graceland by Kim Wright About this book: (from the publisher) Blues musician Cory Ainsworth is barely scraping by after her mother’s death when she discovers a priceless piece of […]
The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim About this book: (from the publisher) When Leora Ebersole sees the small plane crash in her Old Order Mennonite community, she has no idea it’s a foreshadowing of things to come.
“Two women. Both desperate for the same baby. Both in love with the same man.” Dear Thing by Julie Cohen About this book: (from the publisher) After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily has offered to give them the one thing that they want most.
Friends! If you haven’t met already, I’m delighted to introduce to you author Becky Doughty. This gifted writer can’t seem to choose a genre (which I completely mean as a compliment!), and I’m here today to give you a taste of all of them. This post runs longer than my norm, but for good reason. I […]
Jump by Michel Sauret About this book: (from the publisher) Ever since he was a boy, Christopher’s parents made him jump off the tree in the backyard. This was to test his faith. Land safely and he might have enough faith to please God.
I can’t always anticipate the books that arrive in my mailbox. Some I’ve requested, others find their way to me unannounced. Either way, with a plethora to pick from, I have to be choosy. At the same time, I love giving a chance to books I might not otherwise consider–because they’re outside my preferred genre, perhaps, or by a […]
“Feathers—no matter what size or shape or color—are all the same, if you think about them. They’re soft. Delicate. But the secret thing about feathers is . . . they are very strong.” The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell About this book: (from the publisher) In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about […]