Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Worth Not Sleeping: The Grace That Keeps This World

This morning I woke up a little before 2 am, unable to sleep.

Finally, by 3, I decided to give up trying and went downstairs to finish the One Book, One Community selection for this year: The Grace That Keeps This World by Tom Bailey.

What a wonderful way to spend my time! In addition to being well-written, the book is very moving and thought provoking.

I really enjoyed getting to know the Hazen family and their Adirondack neighbors. The story slowly unfolds over the span of about a week, following Gary Hazen, his wife Susan and his two adult sons as they prepare for the opening of deer hunting season.

It's a story about love, loss and redemption. You can't get much better than that!

The author, Tom Bailey, will be speaking at a number of Cumberland County libraries this October:
  • Saturday, October 11, 2 pm - Bosler Library, Carlisle
  • Sunday, October 12, 2 pm - Shippensburg Public Library
  • Tuesday, October 14, 10:30 am - New Cumberland Public Library
  • Wednesday, October 29, 7 pm - Simpson Public Library, Mechanicsburg
I've heard him talk about his writing and this is a FREE program that you won't want to miss!


MOGarm said...

An incredibly moving book. I remembered hearing Tom Hazen in an interview on NPR a couple of years ago. Here's the link: