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his magnificent gift

i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in
my heart)

e.e. cummings

Read this one, too

Backseat SaintsBackseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Lordy, she can write

Between, GeorgiaBetween, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Feeling our way

I haven’t even read this yet but pretty sure we’ll all love it: The Way of the Heart by Cynthia Bourgeault.

Very fine fiction

I love historical fiction, when it’s done well. And this book is. Check out Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend.

 

 

Of story and graciousness

Found a contact email address on Louise Penny’s website and wrote asking her assistant to let her know my friend with terminal cancer texted yesterday saying that reading the first of Penny’s books is helping her to forget her pain and sadness for a while: “I love the characters and the story. I want to BE Ruth.”

An excerpt from Ms. Penny’s response:

Please, call me Louise. You are right – there is no greater compliment to a writer – to a human – than that we have helped another person. Especially in times like your friend is in. Please give her a hug from me, and let her know that Armand, Reine-Marie, Gabri, Myrna et al are waiting for her in the bistro. They’ve saved a place with them by the fire. Even Ruth is there and we all know that she is FINE.

With embraces,

Louise