I have zero recollection of how I first connected with Katherine Willis Pershey online, but I’m so glad I did. I had the pleasure of meeting her at Story Chicago last fall, and she was just the same in person as I expected from her blog–warm and wise and witty.
I’ve had an e-version of Katherine’s book, Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family, in my possession for a long time. Too long. It’s a sad tech story: I couldn’t figure out how to get the digital edition off my laptop and onto a device, and I can’t handle reading any more on my laptop than I have to … which is how it ended up on my books I’ve been meaning to read list.
Well, I finally finished the book (in paperback form) and I am kicking myself for waiting so long, because I enjoyed it so much.
Katherine’s a pastor and a wife and a mom, and she writes beautifully about the places where those things collide–especially when the collisions are pretty bumpy. For an excellent taste of her writing, please go read her essay the beer is nourishing. (Yes, that’s really what it’s called.)
I know many of you will love this book. I’m giving away one copy.
Just leave a comment to enter.
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The winner has been notified by email.
(Giveaway ends tonight at midnight EST, must be 18 or older, domestic US and Canada only. Yes, Canada this time!)
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More books! I shared these on the MMD facebook page yesterday, but it looks like the deals are still good today. I love these books:
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg is $1.99. This delightful cookbook/memoir mashup earned a place in last year’s summer reading guide, and not just because the cake that plays a special role in the book is my go-to dessert. Read this one now before her new book, Delancey, comes out in May.
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker was one of my favorite books of 2012 and should probably be on my re-read list. I came across this book serendipitously: Silas bought it for me before I’d figured out how to password-protect purchases on my new Kindle, and after reading the intro I decided he’d made a lucky mistake. (If you want a full review, you can read mine on my neglected other blog here.)
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