Tag Archives: Contemporary Fiction

Uphill Both Ways

This is an unforgettable journey showing what can happen when you depend on God and take delight in the adventure.

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To be Where You Are

Jan Karon’s fiction is wonderfully written. This book, as her other Mitford Novels, is organized into short vignettes or scenarios about a wide variety of characters, from the main ones of Father Tim, his wife Cynthia, son Dooley, his wife Lacey and their son Jack to a host of others, in some books taking on minor roles, in some major ones.

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The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

Jillian Slater is asked to travel to New Orleans from California for her father’s funeral, although there has been a long estrangement from that side of her family. She stays at the boarding house run by her frosty grandmother, with its interesting residents and housekeeper, and the ambience of being a former church (St. Silvanus). After returning to California, her job and living situation fall apart, and she flees to her grandmother’s house as a last resort, while hoping to reestablish herself elsewhere. When her father’s death turns out to be suspicious, and strange things start happening around the house, her life becomes even more unsettled.

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