Book Review

Gardens of Water by Alan Drew

A devastating earthquake near Istanbul disrupts the lives of two families, one Muslim and one Christian American. Dealing with their losses very differently, the two families come to understand that though they are culturally different, it is possible to gain some understanding of each other when their lives intertwine in ways they never expected. The writing is emotionally stunning as the family members each look for and long for their version of a perfect Heaven. Reminiscent of Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns – I love this book. Great for bookclubs.

This book is a Booksense Pick for February, 2008.

I’m still basking in the afterglow of Winter Institute. I love books and I love booksellers. What a generous, friendly bunch of people. I sent home two boxes of Advanced Reading Copies, so stay tuned for more reviews.

Movie

We are heading out to see The Bucket List. Feeling a little mid-lifish and mid-winterish, so perhaps it will be a shot in the arm. I’ll give you my rating next time I write.

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