Pearl is 8!

Our girl is 8! Hard to believe we've been parents for 8 whole years. Last week we celebrated Pearl and the amazing kid she is. Pearl is funny and quirky, she is sweet and sensitive and often very thoughtful towards others. She loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Her… Continue reading Pearl is 8!

(Audio) Book Review: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

In 1990, Isra is a teenage girl living in Palestine. She's quiet and bookish, an obedient daughter to parents who see her as more of a burden than her brothers simply because she is a girl. Isra is quickly married off to Adam, who is older than her and lives in Brooklyn with his parents,… Continue reading (Audio) Book Review: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

Book Review: Abyss by Pilar Quintana

Abyss - Pilar Quintana (World Editions, 2023) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Publication date is February 17, 2023. translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman. Set in Cali, Colombia, Abyss is a story about eight-year-old Claudia and particularly her relationship… Continue reading Book Review: Abyss by Pilar Quintana

Book Review: Forgive by Timothy Keller

Forgive is the latest book from Timothy Keller. Keller is pastor and theologian, based in New York City. He's written many books now and I found him to offer the most balanced and Biblical approach of any Christian writer currently living. Forgiveness is a huge topic to tackle. It is one of the most painful… Continue reading Book Review: Forgive by Timothy Keller

Book Review: River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer

River Sing Me Home - Eleanor Shearer (Berkley, 2023) I received in Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication date: January 31, 2023 They knew what it was to search for something - to be exhausted, bent double by the weight of loss, but somehow still crawling on their knees,… Continue reading Book Review: River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer

Book Review: Haven by Emma Donoghue

After enjoying The Pull of the Stars so much recently, I decided to read Emma Donoghue's most recent book. While also set in Ireland, Haven reminded me more of The Wonder in the way Donoghue explores questions of faith and Irish Catholocism in particular. Artt is a well-known and highly respected monk when he arrives… Continue reading Book Review: Haven by Emma Donoghue

What I Read – January 2023

Read: The Marriage Portrait - Maggie O'Farrell (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2022) The End of the Affair - Graham Greene (Heinemann, 1966) The Pull of the Stars - Emma Donoghue (Harper Avenue, 2020) Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owen (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018) Classic Crime Short Stories (Canongate Books, 2007) The Three Lives of… Continue reading What I Read – January 2023