Thursday, January 21, 2016

Noah's Wife - Book Review

In this allegorical tale, Noah's wife accompanies him on his mission to replace the former minister in a small town up in the hills. It has been raining unceasingly for years and the once thriving tourist community is suffering. Only the stalwarts townsfolk remain and they have abandoned their church and faith as the rain continues to dampen their spirits and their livelihoods.

Full of fascinating characters, Noah's Wife by Lindsay Starck tells of the courage, stubbornness and despair of some people as they lose control of their lives and let go of their faith. I was enamored by her beautiful writing and the wit and wisdom in which she details their personal struggles and their desire to hold on to hope. Sometimes when we have lost our faith, all we have left is hope.

Written in a style that combines allegory with contemporary subjects, I was drawn in by her use of language and her story-telling skills. Noah's Wife compares in it's fable-like qualities with other favorites such as The Snow Child, No One is Here Except All of Us and Evergreen. I love these stories and I fell in love with Noah's Wife as well.

I am excited to see more from this new and wonderful talent.

Noah's Wife by Lindsay Starck is published by Putnam and released on January 26, 2016.

**I received a complimentary copy of Noah's Wife. All opinions are my own. No compensation was received.**

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