(Booklist, November 2013, *STARRED REVIEW)
So there’s this book. It’s a very special book—one about a kid who’s a little bit lost and all the people who help her find her way. It will break your heart and then slowly and magically put it back together again—only it’ll be a little better this time. Buy it. Check it out from your local library. Read it and fall in love with words all over again.
Shop indie if you can. http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780803738553
"Where Things Come Back" Imaginary Movie Poster
This is too cool. TOO COOL.
But wait, there’s more. | Empire
I. Can. Not. Wait.
For me, few books have ever captured what it’s like to grow up in an Evangelical household the way RAPTURE PRACTICE does…and, the beauty of it all, is that Aaron Hartzler treats his subjects (his own family) with care, detail, and not a bit of bitterness or distrust. This is a beautiful, hilarious, and quite heart-warming story. I can’t recommend this one enough.
And just look at that cover. Beautiful. (And maybe the best book title of the year).
(Someday we will have coffee, and my passionate opinions about public education will be slightly off-putting.)