Monday, February 7, 2011

Reading List...

Pat is reading or has read several novels, all she reports "are very good books."

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls (see March 22nd)
Looking for Mary by Beverly Donofrio
The Brothers Bulger by Howie Carr
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (see January 7th)

Looking for Mary from the author's website:

In a sequel to the cult classic Riding in Cars with Boys, Beverly Donofrio has written a pitch–perfect conversion story. Looking for Mary is an irreverent, genuinely moving memoir o
f one woman’s search for faith and meaning—and forgiveness from her son and God for being the neglectful, too–young mother she’d once been.

Entering her fortieth year, Donofrio, a “lapsed Catholic,” inexplicitly begins obsessively collecting so much Virgin Mary kitsch at yard sales her house could be considered a shrine. Her search for kitsch, however, soon
becomes a spiritual quest and leads her to the holy city of Medjugorje. There, she learns that if you’re looking for Mary, Mary has already found you. She leaves her pride she is returns to her life with love and hope. In Looking for Mary, Donofrio offers a universal story about a woman who—in a quest for God—finds herself.