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The Weight of Memory

Smucker mixes suspense and fantasy, and talks about some heavy subjects (grieving, loss, addiction) without giving heavy-handed lectures. The deliberate underexplaining also lets Smucker combine suspense and fantasy (which don’t always fit together) into a cohesive story.

These Nameless Things

The author leads readers into a story that grapples with interesting questions and he pushes readers to think more about his ideas than the average Christian Fiction thriller

Light From Distant Stars

Finding his father’s lifeless body in their family’s funeral
home drives Cohen Marah to face a terrifying question: did he cause his
father’s death?

The days that follow, with his father on life support,
connect Cohen to memories of his troubled childhood and relationship with his
father growing up. He relives his father’s affair, his parents’ divorce,
watching his father succumb to alcoholism.

Once We Were Strangers

Overall, this is a highly personal and convicting book that makes readers think about the people involved in immigration situations, not just the statistics.