Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Saints in Limbo

I have to tell you that I sometimes read to escape reality. I know, BIG surprise! But I tend to gravitate toward books that are still steeped in the reality of others. That being said, Saints In Limbo was a refreshing break from my typical reading. It is a book that asks you to suspend what you know to ask some "what if" questions. I also felt impressed to enjoy the "everyday" moments of my life, since they are all too fleeting.

Ever since her husband Joe died, Velma True’s world has been limited to what she can see while clinging to one of the multicolored threads tied to the porch railing of her home outside Echo, Florida.

When a mysterious stranger appears at her door on her birthday and presents Velma with a special gift, she is rattled by the object’s ability to take her into her memories–a place where Joe still lives, her son Rudy is still young, unaffected by the world’s hardness, and the beginning is closer than the end. As secrets old and new come to light, Velma wonders if it’s possible to be unmoored from the past’s deep roots and find a reason to hope again.

River Jordan is a critically acclaimed novelist and playwright whose unique mixture of southern and mystic writing has drawn comparisons to Sarah Addison Allen, Leif Enger, and Flannery O’Connor. Her previous works include The Messenger of Magnolia Street, lauded by Kirkus Reviews as “a beautifully written, atmospheric tale.” She speaks around the country and makes her home in Nashville.

Buy it here.

If you'd like a copy, I do have an extra to give away. Just leave a comment by next Friday, June 12.


Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Where do you get all these fabulous books?!

Anonymous said...

I (almost) never met a book I didn't like! Thanks for the giveaway.
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

bridget3420 said...

Count me in

Laurel said...

I just read this from the library and was FLOORED at how amazing it was. But I would love a copy to be able to lend to people...

Marie said...

I would love to get back into reading now that I am a stay home mom.


Donna said...

Would love the opportunity to read this one!