The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin by Stephanie Knipper

This book beautifully depicts what life might be like as viewed by a 10-year-old girl with an unusual disability. Antoinette exhibits signs of autism but her “dis”ability is different – she also has an amazing power to heal. Antoinette can hear a sort of song in her surroundings – in other people and in nature.… Read More The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin by Stephanie Knipper

Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh

Contemporary holiday story about an empty-nester couple celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas without their children for the first time.  Stan doesn’t much care until Judith exhibits signs of serious depression – won’t decorate the house, doesn’t play Christmas carols on the radio, etc.  The story comes to an unsurprising and slightly unrealistic conclusion but does a… Read More Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh