Monday, September 23, 2013

The Opposite of Hallelujah

Caro's older sister, Hannah, has returned home after an 8 year absence.  Something drove her to become a nun at the Sisters of Grace Convent, but something has now sent her home.  Caro doesn't even remember her sister -- she left home when Caro was 8 years old.  Now she has returned, both anorexic and withdrawn.  Caro is embarrassed and tells her friends that her sister has returned home from the Peace Corps.....a "fib" which costs her her new boyfriend.
Read the book --- feel not only Hannah's pain, but the pain of the entire family.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Two Memoirs

I've read two books lately with similar titles; Heart of Iron by Kyle Garlett and Iron Heart by Brian Boyle.  It's interesting ---- both are memoirs, both deal with young men who dealt with tragedy in their lives.  In one case it was a horrific car accident, in another it was cancer and a transplant.  Both overcame their obstacles and trained for the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.  That is a lot of coincidences!!
Do you want to read something inspiring?  Both really fit the bill.  It is amazing how small your problems become when you read about others who face much more in their lives.